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Senior Class 

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State Normal School 

Columbus, Ohio 



Thanks are here given to every person who has in any 
way contributed to the success of The Mound ; to the students 
who have worked for it, and have aided in providing cuts, 
and to our advertisers who are enterprising business men 
of our city and state. 

Wishing them all success we present, 




One Hundred and Seventy -five 

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The subject of this brief sketch, Mr. James Otis Watson, 
is a native West Virginian, who by persistent efforts has con- 
stantly risen until he ranks as one of the leading business 
men of the State. 

After graduating from both the F. H. S. and the F. S. 
N. S., he attended W. V. U. and Harvard, where he was thor- 
oughly prepared for life's duties. 

Mr. Watson is General Manager of the Fairmont and 
Clarksburg Traction Co., the largest electric road in West 

His friendship toward the Fairmont Normal has been 
quite pronounced. 





O. I. WOODLEY, M. Pd., A. M. 

Kifi hi 


Ancient Classics. 

Student N. E. O. Normal College, Canfield, Ohio, 1899-1901; 
teacher Public Schools of Ohio, five years; Supt. of Schools, Peters- 
burg, Ohio, 1904-1905; A. B., Mt. Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 1906; 
Asst. Latin, M, U. C, 1906; Supt. of Schools, Mogadore, Ohio, 1906- 
1907; A.M., Harvard University, 1908; Member of Harvard Classical 
Club, Member of Classical Association of Middle West and South; 
First Assistant in F. S. N. S. since 1908. 

A' in e 

MRS. N. R. C. MORROW, M. E. L. 

Alumnus of Beaver College, Pa., 1880; teacher in New Cumber- 
land public schools, 1880-1882; teacher in Fairmont Normal School, 
1882-1890; assistant principal of F. S. N. S., 1884-89; Principal, 
1889-90; president of the W. Va. W. C. T. U. and platform speaker, 
1894-1904; president of the Fairmont Public Library Association 
since 1892; traveled in Europe in the summers of 1888-1890 and 
1910; student of the W. V. U. summer school, 1906-1910; student of 
Columbia University summer school, 1907 and 1909; present position, 


E. E. MERCER, A. B. 

A. B., University of Nashville, 1891; teacher in Waco College, 
Waco, Texas, 1892-1803; Principal of Schools, Berkeley Springs, 
W. Va., 1893-1895; teacher in F. S. N. S., 1895-1899; Principal Fair- 
mont High School, 1899-1901; teacher of Mathematics F. S. N. S., 
1901; student Harvard Summer School, summers of 1904-1906; spent 
summers of 1907 and 1910 in Europe. 


German and French. 

A. B., West Virginia University, 1902; Instructor History and 
French, Shepherd College, 1902-1903; Instructor Modern Languages, 
Shepherd College, 1903-1907; Student, Columbia University, summer, 
1904; travel and study in Europe, summers, 1906-1910; student, Al- 
liance Francaise and Cours Delaruemenil, Norgue, Paris, summer 
1907; present position since 1907. 


Department of Physics and Chemistry. 

Undergraduate student Waynesburg, Pa. College, 1896-1897; 
West Virginia University, 1 897-] 901. A. P.., W. V. U.,1901; teacher 
of Natural Sciences, F. S. N. S., 190.'!, 1903-4; similar position Glen- 
ville Normal School, 1904-1906; graduate student, Harvard Univer- 
sity, 1906-1908; member of Boyleston Chemical Club, Association of 
Harvard Chemists, American Chemical Society; present position 
since 1908. 


W. A. BEER, A. M., M. E. D. 

Mr. Peer began common school work in 1874; worked through 
all grades of public schools, academies, normal school and super- 
vision of country schools. Four years m one-room schools, two years prin- 
cipal of graded school, seven years principal of academy and teachers' 
training. Two years in Pennsylvania State Normal School, Slippery 
Rock, Pa., Department of English. One year English and special 
work Soule College, New Orleans. Nine years county superintendent, 
Clarion county, Pa.; one year district superintendent in Harrison 
county, West Va. ; last two years Department of History, Fairmont 
State Normal, basing taught one term psychology and pedagogy at 
cdose of previous year. 


A. J. DAVIS, A. M., LL. D. 
Psychology, History of Education, etc. 

M. E. D., State Normal School, Edinboro, Pa., 1881; M.S., Leb- 
anon, Ohio, 1886; A.M., Bucknell University, Pa., 1888; LL. D., 
Monongahela, Pa., 1889; County Supt. of schools, Clarion County, Pa., 
1875-1880; Supt. Training School for Natives, Sitka, Alaska, 1885; 
principal State Normal School, Clarion, Pa., 188S-lt>02; Fairmont 
State Normal School, 1909. 


Superintendent Training School. 

Graduated from Normal School at Springfield, Mass.; received 
13. S. degree from Teachers' College, Columbia University, 1907; Cor- 
nell University Summer School, 1907; super"isor of geography at 
State Normal School, New Paltz, N. Y., 190T--i909; superintendent 
primary Department and Teacher of Method, State Normal School, 
Madison, South Dakota, 1909-1910; present position since Septem- 
ber, 1910. 



Graduated F. S. N". S., 1903; taught in Rives ville Graded School; 
Fairmont Public Schools. A. B., W. V. U., 1910; present position 
since September, 1910. 


Gymnastics and Expression. 

Graduate Dean Academy, Franklin, Mass., 1905; Graduate Emer- 
son College of Oratory, Boson, Mass., 1907; Post-Graduate Course, 
1908; teacher of Gymnastics, F. H. S., 1908; teacher of Gymnastics 
and Expression, F. H. S., and F. S. N. S., 1909; private and class 
work, also training of plays in Grades of Fairmont and Mannington; 
public readings, 1908-9-10-11; travel in Europe, summer of 1910; 
present position 1910. 



Graduate F. S. N. S., 1904; librarian and post graduate work, F. 
S. N. S., spring term, 1905; summer term, W. V. U., 1908; primary 
teacher in Fairmont public schools, 1905-1911; present position 
since February, 1911. 




Graduate W. L. S. N. S., 1902; taught in schools of Ohio county, 
1002-1906; teacher in public schools, Morgantown, and student in 
West Virginia University, 1906-1910; student in West Virginia Uni- 
versity, 1910-1911. 

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Botany and Agriculture. 

Student West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhainion, 1903-1904; 
teacher public schools of West Virginia, three' years, 1905-1007; dip- 
loma, College of Agriculture, West Virginia University, 1009; Senior, 
B. S. Agr., West Virginia University, 1911. 


Director of Music. 

Student West Virginia Conference Seminary Conservatory, Buck- 
hannon, W. Va., 1902; graduate music department, Broaddus Classical 
and Scientific Institute, Clarksburg, W. Va., 1906; concert and recital 
season, 1907; superintendent Simpson District Schools, 1909-1910; 
present position since April 1, 1911. 


Civics, History, and Mathematics. 

Graduate West Virginia Wesleyan College, (Seminary Course); 
principal of schools, Rowlesburg, W. Va., 1901-1903; principal of 
schools, Littleton, W. Va., 1903-1904; Supt. graded and high schools, 
Thomas, W. Va., 1904-1907; LL. B., W. V. U., 1910; district superin- 
tendent Lincoln District, Marion County, 1910-1911. 


Dean of Women and Librarian. 


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Senior Class Officers 

Carl S. Lawson President Hazel K. Black ..Treasurer 

E. Darrell Kline Vice President Glenn R. Toothman Doorkeeper 

Jessie Jacobs Secretary Henry D. Rist Historian 

Hazel Holt Poetess 

Colors — Old Gold and Navy Blue. 


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Rivelsville, W. Va. 

Mozart; Owls; Athletic Board ; Literary Editor Mound. 

Susan Dale is the girl who always knows her lessons, occupies the cosiest 
corner of the Dormitory parlors when her faithful Junior friend is making 
his usual evening call. 

Susan's inspiring genius is the wonder of the Freshmen, the envy of the 
Sophomores, the ideal of the Juniors, and the glory of the Seniors. 

Apollo has revealed that she will he president of Vassar. author of How to 
Entertain Cupid, and designer of A Merry Widowless Hat. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. H. S., JO. 

Two students from a hack county were whispering to each other in the hall. 
"Her cheeks, ain't them swell, Jonathan?" said one green looking fellow. A 
student who had heen at the Normal for a year overheard the conversation 
and remarked; "Oh if you had heen around the theatre as much as I have, 
Reubens, you woidd know that those cheeks aren't real."' That was all he 
knew about it. Beatrice's cheeks are "real," and my, how pretty she looks 
on a cold winter day, with cheeks like roses. 


Twenty eight 


Pine Grove, W. Y;i. 

Lyceum; Y. W. C. A.; President, Owls; B's; Treas. Senior Class; 
First Team B. B. ; Editorial Board of Mound; Girl's Glee Club. 

This young lady is one of the wise, profound Owls whose wisdom lends pe- 
culiar effulgence and glory to the Dormitory, and whose desire to increase the 
said wisdom often leads them to burn the midnight alcohol. "Olives" are in 
the course pursued by them. One night at the mystic hour of twelve, Hazel 
and a fellow student were discovered on the campus searching for this fruit of 
knowledge; which act displays great sincerity of purpose. However, not all 
of Hazel's time is spent in the high places. She often descends, and entertains 
us with amusing, amateur theatricals. 


Reynoldsville, W. Va. 

Y. W. C. A.; Wei-Ilia -Wei ; L. L. S. ; Ed. Staff "The Mound." 

Neva took up her abode in these parts a year or so ago and has been a 
rather conspicuous person ever since. She resides at the Dormitory and holds 
a lease on one of the most sought-for corners of the parlor. She is particularly 
noted for her wit and humor, and no doubt will some day lie a close rival, if 
not superior, to that famous Mark Twain. 

Tier lily- nine 


Cataba, W. Va. 

Lyceum, Capt. Senior Basket Ball. 

Carl is the Senior Basket Ball Captain and center. By the end of his col- 
lege life he will be the star of that delightful and interesting game. 

Carl is a very obliging young man and at any time he will lie pleased to 
show you how to make picture folios, mats, snow houses, reindeer and other use- 
ful ornaments of the art department. 

Mr. Carter is quite a traveler, lias visited Pittsburg, and can tell you every 
interesting feature of the trip if Mr. Davis reminds him of them. 


West Milford, W. Va. 

Mozart, Y. M. C. A. 

"Women after all, are the great props and comforts of our existence." 
In appearance, tall and slender; in conduct, irreproachable; in school, 
industrious; such is this young man. Singing and his admiration of a certain 
one of the fair sex are his strong points. He contemplates farming as his 
life's work. 



Fairmont, W. Va. 

P. II. S. 10 ; L. L. S. 

Have you ever noticed a tall dark haired girl go flying from Lyceum Hall, 
third story, to the basement with several yards of red under her arm? Blanche 
goes at a 2:40 gait and generally gets there too. 

If you should stop her in the hall, she would immediately begin to talk 
so fast, that you would have to hurry to get a word in edgewise. This girl 
could have a great future, hit she is going to be an — ask her what. Isn't 
it awful? 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

Mozart; Pheta Pi Alpha, Poetess of Class. 

"Be careful to develop your talents." Genius and Titian hair ofttimes 
are eombin d. It is time in this instance, for is she not endowed with the gift 
of song? She has been a shining light in the F. S. N. S. for several years. 

The class of 1911 sends her forth into the world to tight her battles as best 
she may, hoping that she will ever prove a credit to its name. 



Hurst, W. Va. 

Martinsville, 111. II. S., '10; L. L. S. ; Y. W. C. A. 

Bertha is a loyal Y. W. C. A. worker, a zealous Senior, and the enter- 
tainer of the Dormitory Superintendent. She laughs and smiles the whole day 
through. Indeed her cheeriness is proverbial. 

She takes frequent walks with her Junior friend, who gives her valuable 
training along the lines of superintendency. 


Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Clarksburg H. S., 1910 ; Lyceum ; AVei-Hai-Wei Sorority ; Omicron ; 
Secretary Girls' Glee Club. 

Some people have wrinkles in their brains, some dimples in their chins; 
but Blanche has both, and makes use of them too. She is fond of color, especially 
rich, warm reds, as seen in glowing sunsets. 

"We wish to dedicate the following lines to her : 

little maid of Clarksburg! 

How deep thy dimples lie. 
Above their dancing mirthful depths, 

Two blue eyes mock the sky. 
While o'er thy path there shineth 

An everlasting light, 
Red as the meteor's fiery glow. 

To guide thy steps aright. 



Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. H. S., '10; II. R's.; I. T. K. 

"Ching, " as he is called by most people, came to us last fall from the 
local High School, where he had gained some reputation as a basket ball player. 

His entering the Normal did not detract from liis fame, for he was also 
one of our past season's stars in his favorite game. 

He is usually seen in company with John and 1 In liter, and for that reason, 
is sometimes alluded to, as one of the "Three Twins''. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

Omicron Psi Epsilon; II. R's.; Basket Ball Referee; Captain Foot- 
ball, '09; L. L. S. 

This sturdy looking personage is not a Roman soldier, but a gentle peace- 
loving descendant of the Emerald Isle, who is known as "Irish" by most of 
his acquaintances. 

Irish has a profound propensity for geometry and declares that circles 
and angles afford him material for many pleasant dreams. 

As a basket ball referee, we are proud to say, there are but few men his 

TJiirty -three 


Grafton, W. Va. 

Lyceum ; Y. W. C. A. ; B 's ; Historian Student Body Association. 
Shakespeare disdained the significance of a name when he said, "What's 
in a name? The rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But his 
statement fails in this instance; Clara's name is inseparable from her. She is 
Clara in the classroom, even midst the gloom and shadows of Method; clarion 
on certain Sunday evenings; and, we shall venture to preduct. will be clarissima 
in that "some day when dreams come true." 

Grafton, W. Va. - 
Grafton H. S., '10 ; Y. W. C. A. ; Lyceum ; Literary Editor Mound. 

This quiet little Puritan maid is one of the most diligent students of her 
class. In Methods she is the shining star and behind that serious but lovable 
face there is developing a "master mind". 

Sallie does hot care nearly as much for the whirl of society in the Dormitory 
where she stays, as she does for her own cosey little room and her books. 
In later years, we shall hear of her again, for such diligence never goes unre- 

Thirty- four 


Mannington, \V. Va. 

Mannington H. S., 1910; V. W. C. A. 

Maude is an ideal type of a school-teacher, staid, dignified, gracious and 
benevolent. She never smiles, except at something funny; never looks serious, 
save when a serious look is appropriate ; and at all times, and in all places, 
says and does that which is most proper. She is now beginning a book on 
psychology. Prom the work already done, it promises to be a success. She has 
the help and co-operation of the entire class, provided she leaves out induction 
and deduction. 


Mannington, W. Va. 

Mannington High School, 1910. 

Julia is wise ; she looks wise, she acts wisely ; she is witty ; she is eloquent. 
That is we are pretty sure she is, though we have never heard her say anything 
yet. When Julia heard her voice for the first time, she became so frightened 
at the strange sound that she has never been able to conquer her fear yet. She 
may regain this lost power in time, but what a loss to the world ! 



Cheat Neck, W. Va. 

Pres. A. A.; Ex-Pres. L. L. S. ; Y. M. C. A.; H. R's.; Assistant 
Editor "The Mound. " Valedictorian class 11. 

Several years ago Lynn first made his appearance in the Normal and he has 
been doing missionary work among the Freshmen ever since. His sunny dis- 
position gives him a cheerful attitude toward his work, and if he is not over- 
come by the fair sex, for whom he has a great weakness, no doubt he will be- 
come one of the leading sociologists of the present century. Like Abraham of 
old he has found a Sarah to help him in his undertaking. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

Editor-in-Chief "The Mound". 

This immaculately attired, energetic young man's business abilities are 
great. Besides his class work, lie manages the lecture course, and teaches pen- 
manship. He is very progressive and has made rapid growth this year, especially 
in the conservation of time, for his socml dissipation is a thing of the past, — 
one of the happy memories of Junior days. He is greatly interested in oratory 
and we expect him to win great fame among the silver-tongued prophets of 



Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. H. S., '10. 

Deis ees le Francais Maiden, Zounds ! Ze ees zo vajry, vary sweet. Ze 
boys like Mademoiselle Josephine zo much. Ze ees noted for ze letters zat ze 
carries in her pocket zo much. Really, they are all recent, really. Jo goes to 
ze danzes heir and has one grand, swell, elegant time. Ze est zo bright zat ze 
was exempted from examinations ! No wonder zat ze teachers like Mademoi- 
selle Josephine. Ah, but really you must know Jo before you can understand 
deis. Zounds ! 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. II. S., 10. 

Hallie must be one of the believers of this proverb: "In the multitude of 
words there wanteth not sin : but he that ref raineth his lips is wise ; ' ' for she 
is never heard except when it is absolutely necessary. She is never seen loiter- 
ing around the halls, or in the library. Her quiet nature is sometimes mani- 
fested, by her forgetting to answer in her classes. Rut take her for all 
in all, few are her equal. 



Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. II. S., '!(); Secretary J,. L. S. 

.Miss Barnes is to be the biographer of .Miss Bigelow — you know she at- 
tended the office for her at the nine o'clock period, and they had so many 
pleasant chats, that we are not amazed at her being chosen. She is such a nice 
person to talk to, so sympathizing and friendly. She was elected secretary of 
the L. L. S. and performed her duties wonderfuly well. 


Elkins, W. A r a. 

Vice President Lyceum; Captain Senior B. B. ; "Winner of Recitation 

inter-Society Contest, MO; Theta Pi Alpha, Omicron; 

Salutatorian Class '1 1 . 

Lena attacks every problem, earnestly whether it be the choice of house 
furnishings, the writing of lesson plans, the demonstration of theorems, the 
cheering of her companions with her merry chatter, or the reading of John 
Strong's Temptation. 

We expect Gay to be the future Frances Willard of her native state. 

"None knew thee but to love thee, 
Nor named thee hid to praise."' 



Boothsville, W. Va. 

Football; Basket-Ball; Baseball; Mgr. Basket Ball, 11; M. L. S. ; H. R's. 

It certainly gives one pleasure to present here a whole-souled, all-around 
athlete, in the person of D. Willie Kennedy. Dave's favorite game is basket 
ball, in which he takes high rank as a guard. 

While Dave is not addicted to blarneying, he comes from that side of the 
house, as one is able to discover by his broad smile and cunning vvit. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

Athletic Board ; Executive Com. Students Body ; Football ; Senior 
B. B. ; Track Team ; Ex-President Mozart. 

Grover has proved himself worthy of his name. Colossal strides are carry- 
ing him towards the "White House". His great executive ability was demon- 
strated by the wonderful way in which he commanded the Methods Class during 
the absence of the "Superior Officer." 

The faculty have great hopes for him and trust that he will be one of '11 's 
laurel winners. G. C. excels as an athlete. He is also endowed with much 
talent for courtship. Can so brilliant a student have anything but a brilliant 
future 1 

Thirty -nine 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. II. S., '10; M. L. S. 

For an all-round, all star athlete Elizabeth takes high rank. Basket hall 
is the game with her. And she knows that game too. Having made a reputation 
for herself in High School, she came to the Normal and continued to make that 
reputation still more glorious. It is said that a steady, earnest player goes at 
all things in the same way as he does his game. This is true with Elizabeth. 
Every duty, every lesson is quickly prepared and well prepared, too. 

Y. W. C. A. 

Shinnston, W. Va. 
Attended W. V. U., '03- '04: 

Theta Phi Alpha, '10. 

To whom it may concern : 

I hereby recommend Etta Willis as a loyal, sober, and industrious young 
lady, who has chosen school teaching as her life profession. 

Any aid or helpful information which you may see fit to give her will 
be greatly appreciated. Fear not — for surely she is worthy. 



Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. H. S., '10. L. L. S. 

Have you often wondered who that little light haired girl is who goes 
around to class with two tall dark haired girls? That is Mattie. My, what a 
heart she has even if she is small. Miss Bigelow delights to talk to Mattie 
because, she is the one and the only one in the Senior Class, whom she can look 
down upon. Talk about standing in well with the teachers! Why Mr. Rogers 
simply will not eat any one's chocolates but Mattie 's. 


West Union, W. Va. 

West Union II. S., 1910; Mozart; Y. W. C. A.; Vice President Wei- 

Hia-Wei Sorority. 

Good nature and helpfulness is the law of Eva's life. We are somewhat 
doubtful lest the world will not long enjoy this paragon of virtue, for of late 
her health has become somewhat impaired. It may be because she hasn't been 
eating enough pickles, or perhaps too many. Latin is her hobby ; and in pur- 
suing it, she always walks, never rides. 


Board Tree, W. Va. 
M. L. S.; Football. 

' ' Ichabod ' ' is one of our all-round athletes. He won enduring fame in the 
football season, and added greater honors by his wonderful guarding in the 
class series of basket ball games. 

He is a brilliant Cicero student, and boasts of his ability as a successful 
pony rider. We think he came from Texas. 


Enterprise, W. Va. 


"Every man came into this world for something." Why Howard Shinn? 
He wanders aimlessly around. Occasionally he raises his voice in song. He 
has tried time and again but he can't make a good impression on any member 
of the company of fair ones. May he some time have better luck. 



Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. H. S., 10 ; L. L. S. 

Every time Laura enters the school building, she is heard to exclaim : 
"Oh girls, it is perfectly glorious out. Come and take a walk. Please do — 
we have two minutes before English XL" She always knows exactly the time, 
because of an alarm clock that she continually carries. 

Next year she is going to start on her career as a country school inarm. 
"Better to eat my own bread, than that of others," is her slogan. 


Grafton. W. Va. 

Mozart; Wei-Hia-Wei Sorority, F. F. F. Club; Treas. Y. W. C. A. 

Lola is a pretty, graceful, little creature, loving and beloved by all. She 
is continually talking and is never tired of joking. She holds the most important 
position in the Dormitory, that of maid. Her busiest time is before a reception; 
then her rooms are thronged by the fair sex, seeking the help of her beauti- 
fying powers. 

Those beautiful, beautiful hands! 

They are both white and small ; 
And when the fair ones fix for beaux. 

They always do it all. 



Fairmont, W. Va. 

"Her voice is ever soft, gentle, and low." This maid is very wise, though 
few people know it for she believes in being "seen and not heard." She does 
her work and does it well. If she keeps up to her present standard she will 
make a high place for herself in her chosen profession. The Class of 1911 
should be very proud of her. 


Parsons, W. Va. 

Davis H. S., 1910; Mozart; Y. W. C. A. 

Flora is the youngest member of the class, and one of the brightest stars 
in the firmament of 1911. She has remarkable memorizing powers; and can 
quote all of Butler, Fiske, both of the McMurrys, James, Miller, and the most 
of Mr. Woodley's lectures. "She his just from Hengland hand hisn't quite 
Hamericanized yet." When she is, England may come back to her own, for 
Flora has all the spirit and will of the old Britons and the heroes of seventy- 
six combined. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 
Lyceum; Y. M. C. A. 
"It's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not interfere 
with other people's." 

This yo\mg man is tall and graceful, with wavy hair and blue eyes. He 
behaveth seemly at all times. He vaunteth not himself, is not puffed up. If 
he ever looked at a girl there was no one present that "peached". 


Beechwood, W. Va. 

Ex-Pres. Lyceum; Mgr. Football 1910, Senior B. B. ; Y. M. C. A., Baseball. 

"There is always something to be thankful for," therefore Glenn. We 
have not discovered all of Glenn's possibilities yet. His conversation is so 
refreshing. He knows something about everything and is more than willing 
to enlighten the less fortunate ones. No one knows how many times he's been 
"in love". Its the only childish malady from which Glenn never became 



Morgantown, W. Va. 

Mozart; Y. W. C. A. 

Sarah is a loyal true-hearted girl from Monongalia L'o. Frankness, 
merriness, and originality are traits of her personality which she openly 
practices. Daily she follows her chosen precept, "'Where there "s a will, there 
is a way." 

She knows the Dormitory rules, likewise understands how to have a 
"feast" after "lights out". 

The Normal teachers have high hopes of her future. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. H. S.. "10; Lyceum; Editorial hoard "The Mound." 

This sweet smiling young day is a Senior of whom the entire, class 
is proud. 

In High School she won first honor among the girls and in the Normal 
she has won the admiration of all her associates. In art her natural gifts 
are very pronounced and her perseverance will finally make her the Rosa 
Bonheur of America. 



Farmington, W. Va. 

Buckhannon H. S., '07 ; Mozart. 

All pearls are precious and Pearl is no exception. The radiance of her 
sunshiny smiles renders the heavy tasks of her class mates endurable. In class 
she is the joy of her teachers and the pride of her associates. 

Miss Gould has unselfishly decided to place her talents upon the altar 
of her adopted state and devote her life to writing lesson plans and teaching 
the youths of West Virginia the profound truths, and principles of Dodge's 
Advanced Geography. 

Fairmont. W. Ya. 
Lyceum; Theta Pi Alpha; L. T. C. 
Madge is, from a casual observation a meek and unassuming 

girl hut 
trials are 

outward appearances in this case are greatly at fault. Her school 
over and she is tasting the fruits of victory. 

Construction work for which she has wonderful talent is her "hobby". 
She is attempting to invent a machine that will eliminate Methods from the 
school curriculum. 

She is generous and kind-hearted and is always ready to alleviate 1li<' 
sufferings of others. 



Sistersviile, W. Va. 

Student .Marshall College; President Lyceum. 

Early on one frosty morning of last September Fred's name was placed 
on our roll where it has been steadily shining ever since. 

He left Huntington because the girls were usurping his time. 

Fred never misses Chapel unless he wants to. His favorite author is 
Harris. His leading virtue Grace. Mr. Garman believes in Mann, Bryan, 
and McMurray. 


Clarksburg W. Va. 

Lyceum; Y. M. C. A. 

Mr. Walters is continually buzzing around; and sometimes makes so much 
noise that the librarian has to send him up in the tower to settle down. As 
Adam he is very, very careful to keep out of the path of the Eves, lest 
they tempt him and foreclose the mortgage on his almost regained high 
estate before he can pay it off. 



Weston, W. Va. 

Weston H. S., 1909; student W. V. W. C. 1910; Lyceum; Pres. Wei-Hia- 

Wei Sorority. 

Elizabeth is the baity of the Dormitory, and as such she requires a 
great deal of attention and care. She keeps us very busy, but sometimes she 
escapes from our vigilant watching and plays with the little boy down the 
street. She devotes much of her time to music ; and has become very accom- 
plished in this art, for she can now play on hearts as well as on strings. We 
are afraid the instruments she practices upon will wear out before she completes 
the course. 


Opekiska, W. Va. 

L. T. C; Sec'y Y. D's; Mozart; Theta Pi Alpha. 

Miss Willfong is always ready to exchange smiles with her classmates 
and "cheer and brighten" their schoolday hours. She is a loyal club woman 
and has recently written an excellent paper, "The Modern Woman," for the 
club of which she is the secretary. She is deciding whether it would be wise 
to be an author or end it all bv becoming a teacher. 



Grafton, W. Va. 

Grafton H^ S., 1910; Lyceum. 

Songs are usually written as a compliment to some fair lady, but "Juanita" 
it seems has been waiting for some one to which it could be applied. To 
all appearances this Juanita fills that position. So admirably has she filled 
it that the writer has her to thank for much of its popularity. There have 
been many effective renderings of the song this year, but the decision as 
to whom shall be the favored one, hangs in the balance. However, Juanita 
doesn't spend all her time listening to musical comedies; she enjoys several 
other things, among which is teaching school. 


Mannington, W. Va. 

M. II. S., '10. 

This little brown-eyed, fa i red-haired girl, is one of our satellites. Her 
pet aversions are Dormitory meals and the boys. 

After this year's strenuous work she will be one of the sunniest school ma 'ams 
that ever enlightened a rising generation, unless she is borne away by one of 
the fair sons of her native city. 



Tunnelton, W. Va. 

T. H S. '08; Ex. Pres. Lyceum; Ex. Pres. Student Body; Treas. A. A. Fall 
'09; Pres. Preston Co. Organization; Football '10; Track '10. 

Of all our many football stars, within the past three years, Harry stands 
pre-eminent. He believes in using head work, which keeps a player sate on the 
side line. While his success as a student has also been great, it is small 
when compared with his success as a theatre goer. If you wish to know the 
latest theatrical hit, ask Harry. 

Ex. Pres. Student Rodv 


Bridgeport, W. Va. 

Ex. Pres. M. L. S. ; Ex. Pres. A.A.; Y. M. C. A.; 
Pres. Senior Class. 

Carl's present positions are: holding the reins that guide the Senior class, 
and making frequent visits to First Ward for his health. Beulah says that 
he is all right, so I feel no hesitancy in recommending him to you — for Beulah 
knows. Carl is a steady studious young man much liked by his many friends. 



Fairmont, W. Va. 

Mozart; Theti Pi Alpha; L. T. C. 

Dawn is a Senior who has chosen teaching as a life profession. She has 
given no reason for her choice, but some think she has been disappointed in 
love, others that she has become so saturated with Methods that there is no 
other choice left to her, still others believe that her guiding star is leading her. 

She is a loyal student and works zealously. Her spare time is devoted 
to Geometry and Methods. 


Barracksville, W. Va. 

F. H. S., '10; L. L. S. 

Really, the most popular girl in school, among the boys at least. Nan has 
had so many out to see her this year, that all count as to numbers has been 
lost. Nan is a well dressed girl, and never, oh never, is she seen with a spot 
on her shirtwaist, or a pin out of place. Nan simply adores Miss Bigelow 
and will do anything for her. 



Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Mozart; Girls Glee Club. 

Mary's vocal chords bave become strained with too constant use. She is now 
trying to invent a talking machine, and hopes to have it completed before 
the close of Lent, or at least before she goes to the University. "We think 
it would be splendidly philanthropic of her to have some made for her sisters, 
as soon as she gets a patent. Then of course the boys would use the girls' 
machines, and thereby make the world much better. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

M. L. S.; Y. W. C. A.; Theta Phi Alpha, 

Judging from the name this young lady would be taken for a great talker 
and she is so Buckey says. 

Ada might be called, The Morning Star of The Senior Class, as her cheer- 
ful disposition is always noticeable by Hie pleasant smile which she continually 



Fairmont, W. Va. 
Mozart; Y. M. C. A.; Senior B. B. 

It is said that Walter once lost himself in Fairmont and came into the 
Normal to locate himself. Finding the school so much to his liking he has 
since been an ardent student. In basket ball his swiftness and grace remind 
one of the Olympian games when such youths as he participated in their 

Walter has never announced his intention of entering upon any sort of 
career and we have not the slightest idea as to what his life work will be. 


Monongah, W. Va. 

II. R's; Y. M. C. A.; Vice Pres. Class 11. 

"Energy and determination have done wonders many a time." Even 
so in this instance. Darrell has surmounted many difficulties, especially his 
shyness toward all femininity. He works hard but it is a hard world, and 
we so often fail to get our just desserts!?! If Darrell could tear himself away 
from the Training Department we feel sure lie would make a hero in athletics. 
Be comforted, Darrell, "There is no situation in life so had that it can't be 
mended. ' ' 



Davis, W. Va. 

Davis High School, 1908; Mozart; Owls; Y. W. C. A. 

"There is no royal road to learning, and what is life but learning." Poor 
child, how she does labor ! Her whole time is taken up with Methods. That 
is why she is so diminutive in size. She has no time to grow. Neither has 
she any time to waste on the opposite sex. Bid there is still time and "Nothing 
is past hope." 


Prostburg, Md. 

Beal H. S. Frostburg, 1910; Lyceum. 

Delia is one of the smallest and brightest members of the Senior class. 
She absorbs phychology and a section of her brain is composed of educational 
methods. Her highest aim is to become a primary teacher. From the way 
she conducts her class of diminutive Methods students, she bids fair to excel 
in her chosen work. However she is yet too young to predict her future with 
any certainty. She may take up other subjects. 



Buckhannon, AV. Va. 

Buckhannon II. S., '07; .Mozart; Y. AV. C. A, 

Erma first appeared on the scene of action at the Fairmont Normal in 
the spring of '09. She took the "Campus Course" and has become so well 
versed in it that she is teaching another. Her favorite study is Methods. In 
this class her discussions are very animated. 

She likes to study the lives of great musicians. Carl Reinecke is her 
favorite. She often speaks of him as "Carl". Do yon think she always means 
the musician? 


Harrisville, AV. Va. 

AVei-IIia-AVei's; Mozart; L. T's. 

This little one has fair hair, and blue eyes that speak volumes to some 
people. She aspires to a place in the ranks of the primary teacher but her 
present occupation is taking walks at any and all times of the day or night. 
Her favorite route is Post Office ward. I wonder why? When Lucy opens 
her mouth these words generally issue forth "Now, Charlie said — ". Does any 
one know why? 


Buckbannon, W. Va. 
President Y. M. C.A. ; M^art. 

Homer Moletus, has been in Fairmont Normal since its establishment and 
lias used his time to such wonderful advantage that he can discuss, ably and 
well, any subject from Tbeology to Courtship. He has a passion for auburn 

We feel that this learned "Doctor" has hitched his wagon to a star and 
if the string doesn't break sometime he will reach the "Polar Star". 


Pennsboro, W. Va. 
M. L. S. ; Y. M. C. A. 

Carl came from Ritchie Co. a year or so ago and brought with him a 
great deal of sunshine — at least Miss Famsworth says so. 

He is a very busy-body. So if you wish to see him, call at his office, first 
floor of the Dormitory, at any time when that building is open to visitors, and 
you will find him at his favorite stand, earnestly discussing topics of interest. 



Point Pleasant, W. Va. 

Point Pleasant H. S., 1910 ; Mozart. 

If the environment of Point Pleasant has the same effect on all its sons 
and daughters that it has had on this one, the Normal school is very unfortunate 
in not having more of them. True to her native town, Dora is a pleasant, jolly, 
little girl. She always has a sunny smile and pleasant word for everyone. 
She even looks pleasant when found talking in the hall ; this is saying a great 
deal for everyone knows what a trying situation that is, from winch few ever 
come out unscathed. 

Phillippi, W. Va. 

Student Randolph-Macon Institute ; Lyceum ; F. F. F. Club ; Sigma Delta Phi. 

Miss Nelle is one of our most promising members in the Senior Class. In 
fact she is so charming that her evening walks are always "promised" for 
weeks in advance. 

Her zeal for learning is so pronounced that her teachers constantly remind 
her that the reciting of lessons is only a part of the student's life. 



Mooresville, W. Va. 

Mozart ; Mozart Quartette. 

Lona's smiles are given alike to the just and the unjust. Her bright, 
merry wit has entranced the youth from the buckwheat county. 

Miss Wright's singing delights her fellow students and her poems bewilder 
Mr. Michael. In Geometry she amazes the teacher with the far reaching 
results of her questions. Visions of a seminary of which she is to lie the 
founder, occupy her thoughts and fill her dreams. 

Mooresville, W. Va. 

Edna is Lona's thoughtful and serious sister. She loves the Normal with 
her entire heart, mind, and soul. The faculty and students will be sorry to 
lose so loyal and faithful a member from their midst. 

It is rumored that she has medical aspirations but very probably tin 1 
future Normalite when scanning the alumni list will let his eyes rest on 
the name of one of our state's great teachers. 



Monongah, W. Va. 


Mr. Koon, in spite of the impression we get from hearing his name, has 
a very fair complexion which may be due to bleaching powder as he has 
thoroughly mastered the principles of Chemistry and never loses an opportunity 
to try an experiment. 

He is a great Socialist leader and gives much of his time to securing 
converts. His work has met with much success but Miss Barry has so far 
resisted all persuasions. 

Fairmont, W. Va. 


Russell Phillips, better known to fame as "Deacon", entered this institu- 
tion of learning some decades ago. His chief ambition is to take the blame 
of all offences off the shoulders of his weaker brethren. How he has suffered 
in the cause of others ! But he is very optimistic. The chief pleasures of a 
baseball game are to be had by sitting near "Deac" and hear him root. The 
Senior Class has not fully decided what they will do with this prodigy of 
nature. If anybody has suggestions, send them in. 



Fairmont, W. Vn. 

M. L. S. 

Nelle is one of the bright elements of the Senior Class. Her smile 
is like a ray of sunshine and can be seen in all kinds of weather. Her great 
ambition is to become a good housekeeper. On entering the Library Nelle can 
be seen in one of the corners of the room with a copy of "The Good House- 
keeper" in her hands while a group of admiring young men are casting loving 
glances in her direction. Her business abilities are very remarkable. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. H. S., 10; L. L. S. 

Noted at the Normal, and elsewhere for her large hands, willing heart, 
and broad laugh. Also for her jolly "Hello kiddo," or "How's your comin?" 
and "Had a swell time." She is especially noted for the number of classes 
which she has cut this year ; the number of car tickets that she has used ; 
and her profound love for work, especially iu the Training Department. 

Sixty -one 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. H. S., MO; Sec'y of Class Ml. 

Jessie is a model young lady, and we do not mean by that, an imitation 
of the real thing. If she wears a black velvet ribbon aronnd her hair on Monday, 
on Tuesday, there are many to be seen. 

My, but she loves her school! If you do not believe it, just ask her to 
tell you how she adores it, Her only regrets are that she did not take Methods. 


Huttonsville, W. Va, 

Lyceum; Omieron; Owls. 

Yes, this is the impetuous, impulsive Isis, no, not the wife of Osiris 
but she hopes to be the wife of some other good man "some of: these days". 
She can talk, too, when occasion demands (or when it doesn't), and her 
classmates are often grateful to her, for when there is a difficult lesson, she 
absorbs much of the teacher's time by asking semi-relevant questions which 
"just must be answered befoi'e she can get her mind on anything else". 


Mannington, W. Va. 

Pres. Class; Mannington H. S., MO; H. R's; Athletic Editor .Mound; Foot- 
ball ; Mgr. Track team ; Basket Ball ; Baseball ; Omicron ; Mozart. 

Red's chief joys are Blanch and Athletics, his sorrows Methods and red 
hair. At times he is very useful and convenient. When the Dormitory clock 
stops we can reckon time by his coming, he is so punctual ; hut unfortunate is the 
one who depends upon his leaving. Verily, lie is "continuous as the stars 
that shine and twinkle in the milky way". 


New Martinsville, W. Va. 

Magnolia H. S., '05; Class Historian Ml; Ex. Pres. Lyceum. 

Mr. Rist is one of Mis most dignified and ambitious members. Since 
his first day in school he has held a prominent position in the eyes of his 
fellow students. 

The faculty are sorry that he didn't come earlier and stay longer. 

Frequent visits are paid to the Dormitory to lesson the lonesomeness 
of his Wetzel Co. friend. His Napoleonic determination and persistent per- 
severance will win no mean place in the annals of the teaching profession. 



Middlebourne, W. Va. 

Lyceum; Y. W. C. A. 

We do not know whose fault it is, but few people have discovered Elizabeth 
yet. Upon investigation, we have found that we have been entertaining an 
angel unawares. She is the champion tennis player of her home town. (You 
tennis lovers look well to your laurels.) She is very popular, and would fit 
and grace any position, but is indifferent 1o all attractions save the call of 
ambition. When in the coming years, new forms shall honor the Hall of 
Fame, who knows but what her name will be among those honored? 


Fairmont, W. Ya. 

Ex. Sec'y Mozart; Pres. L. T's; Secy Theta Pi Alpha; Class Treas. '09- "10; 

Y. W. C. A.; Y. D's. 

"There are not many like me." If Beulah has not held any office in 
every society and club in school there is no one that knows it. Her powers 
are wonderful. Perhaps it is because she hails from that region known as 
First Ward. Perhaps it is her association with certain notable personages. 
If she had less to do she would not need to "bluff" so much. She is especially 
apt in Agriculture. Ye farmers, beware ! 



Grafton, W. Va. 

Grafton, H. S., 1910 ; Lyceum. 

Ada is seemingly one of those quiet unassuming characters; but alas! 
underneath that quiet exterior lies a force that made her the terror of the 
Dormitory last fall. Her wrong doings were all the more terrible, because 
they were so unexpected. She was finally placed under the care of the Dean, 
and is improving. She lives only to go home. Even at her tender age she 
is tired of society, and shuns all social functions. 

"Society is no comfort to one not sociable." 


Grafton, W. Va. 

Grafton H. S., 1910; Y. W. C. A.; Treas. Lyceum. 

All ye lovers of virtue, hearken unto the voice of Helen ! She is the 
angel of the Dormitory. When all around are breaking rules, Helen remains 
steadfast. But even angels talk, and Helen is no exception. She has been 
taking a course in this subject, and if improvement continues, she will soon 
he an expert. She has taken up a claim out west and for some time has 
been making plans for its cultivation. Her friends are constantly hearing 
reports about "My land." 

Sixty five 


Jane Lew, W. Va. 

Critic M. L. S.; Y. M. C. A.; Pres. Harrison Co. Club. 

The subject of this brief sketch, E. Wayne Coffindaffer, hails from the 
famous blue-grass region of Harrison Co. Few Normal students within the 
past decade have had a more remarkable career than he. 

Soon after his entering the Normal be began his various duties with 
a great deal of determination. His persistent efforts have amply repaid him, 
for now he holds the distinctive honor of being our only benedict. 


Jane Lew, W. Va. 

Ex. Sec'y Student Body; Y. W. C. A.; Harrison Co Club; M. L. S. 

Leda is without doubt one of our most scholarly and studious Seniors. 
Her entire record as a Normal student has been one much to be admired 
by all 

We deem it a credit to say, that in no other member of our school has 
there been a more marked change than in her. In fact when we first knew 
her she went by the name of Leda Clayton, hot by the influence of a strong 
personality, aided by gracious Cupid, a process of evolution set in, and now 
she attaches the name of Coffindaffer. 



Student Pomeroy High School ; Mozart. 

'•Perfect coolness and self-possession are indispensable accomplishments 
of a great mind." The diligence and perseverance of Myra make her a marked 
member of the Senior Class. She was never known to make less than "A". 
The hardest propositions never ruffh her equanimity. She is a thorough 


Bridgeport, W. Va. 

M. L. S. : Omicron Psi Epsilon; Owls; Mgr. Girls B. B. '11. Sigma Delta Phi 

We might term Blanche as an "old stand-by", for when arrangements 
are being made for any kind of a social function, she is there, and there to 

Blanche comes from that thriving little town of Bridgeport, and declares 
it to be the finest city in the state. 



Fairmont, W. Va. 

F. H. S. 10; M. L. S. 

Ruth made her first success in the Normal as leading lady in the most 
prominent of the plays given this year. Since then she lias scored many rimes. 
She is a tine singer and can go up the scale ever and ever so high. While 
she talks fluently in both French and German, she is hard to heat in her 
''exquisite" use of English. She never uses slang, and her three pet expressions 
are: "Believe me"'; "Cutey who tied your tie.'" and "Glenn, where did 
you go after you put that green tie on?" The last is an enigma, and a prize 
is offered to the one who can answer it. 

percy c. :\ianlp:y. 

Monongah, \V. Va. 
Lyceum ; Business Mgr. Mound ; Choral Club,. 

What 1 want is frankness, confidence, less conventionality, and freer play 
of soul. We are so dreadfully artificial. 

Percy is not especially bright, but isn't he artistic? Even down to his 
ties. He affects the "flowing bow - ' kind. He is showing his business ability 
in the Mound work this year. Let him have his own way and he is alright. 
Percy's calling is "Farming."' Happy be the woman who receives from him 
the grand prize in Love's lottery, a plain gold ring. 



Morgantown, W. Va. 

Morgantown H. S., '07; Student W. V. IT. ; CommercialfSchoo] 
'08 and '10: .Mozart; Y. \\ r . C. A.; Wei-Hia-Wei. 

All Miss Cora's spare time is conscientiously devoted to her social duties. 
Her work is very much appreciated by a certain Harrison County JiYrrior 
who is her constant observer especially on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 
and Thursdays from 6 to 7 P. M., on Fridays from 7 to 10 P. M., on Saturdays 
and Sundays from 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 P. M.. and on every other possible occasion. 

Cora is a loyal suffragette and her friends predict that sin; will someday 
be as noted as a McKinlev. 


Lost Creek, W. Va. 

Lyceum; Y. M. C. A.; Mgr. Baseball 1911; II. It's. 

"Life is made up of ever so many partings welded together." 

Many offices and many honors have come to John Ransel during his stay 

in the Fairmont Normal. He is noted for his vocal and oratorical powers. 

'It might have been", is his only complaint against life. 


Senior Class History 

To write a history that would do justice to the largest, 
meekest and most broadminded class that was ever graduated 
from this, the leading institution of its kind in the state, 
would require too much time, space, and research. Therefore, 
we shall make this history as brief as possible. 

While the majority of us have been here four years, 
many came after completing a course in high school in some 
nearby, or perhaps, remote section of this mountain state, and 
a few have been attracted here from adjoining states. Regard- 
less of this fact, we have all spent an interesting, sometimes 
intensely interesting time. As life is a problem of surmount- 
ing difficulties and obstacles with success, and as we are a part 
of life, we also have had our troubles about things that were 
important — some less important — but we have always suc- 
ceeded in being cheered in some manner. 

We hear some one say, that we have been indifferent, 
that we have not stood up for our rights, that we have been 
too easily influenced by each other. Regardless of what is 
said, when one considers that we have come from various 
sections of this state, a few from other states, and that the 
members of the faculty came from different sections of the 
country, we think that you will agree with us when we say, 
that our standards of Right and Wrong were naturally dif- 

ferent ■ — some indifferent — and that it is an indication of 
development when such standards are properly evaluated and 
agreeably blended. 

Our greatest temptation has been that which we 3xperi- 
enced in the Training Department under the leadership of a 
personality, the like of which there is no other in this wide, 
wide world. As we have been told, ' ' One must first have tra- 
versed the road over which they intend to guide others," we 
believe that this personality has "traversed the road" but, 
in guiding us, she frequently forgot which way she had gone. 
As a result, we have been guided across the plains of Peace, up 
the mountain of discouragement, down the valley of indiffer- 
ence and despair, only to rise again and be called blessed — 
and then, to be urged to likewise go out and ' ' Teach the young 
idea how to shoot. ' ' But, as it was a wise custom among the 
Roman people to erect statues of their heroes in public 
places so that their youth, in contemplating these statues, 
might be inspired to emulate the noble examples thus placed 
before them, we believed that, in order to set similar ex- 
amples before the Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshies, we 
should submit and follow out instructions that were given. 
Thus we did. 

Such is life in a Normal School, and therefore, we may all 
have similar experiences when we attack the problematic sit- 


nations that come before us in later years. The solving of 
these problems is what makes life worth the living. 

At this time we think it worth while to quote the follow- 
ing paragraph from last year's "Mound" : "But in the midst 
of all our troubles we have felt the unspoken sympathy of 
our molecule man. If you do not know him, look him up — it 
will help your digestion. If he didn't know an atom from an 
atomizer, he would still be invaluable to all Senior classes 
because he never worries, he never knocks and — would you 
believe it ? — we never knew him to lose his temper. We 
mention him because it is with such help as he has given that 
we have been able to keep sweet through it all." 

We can reverently add that much of our success has been 
due to the philosopher" of our school. His wide experience 
in education and life has made of him a man of rare ability 
and influence. To know him is an inspiration to anyone. 
We advise all future seniors to learn of this man. If you 
do not know him, look for the man with an unusually large 
area of mentality above his kindly eyes and massive brows. 

Finally, we refer to one who, we believe, can express more 
sympathy and give more encouragement in the fewest words 
of plain English than any other with whom we have associated. 
Day after day he performs his tasks in that self same way 
peculiar to him. In short, our president has a ' ' feller f eelin ' 
fer a feller" is a phrase that will probably best express what 
we mean. He, as well as the other two mentioned, undoubtedly 
believe in the "keynote of instruction", cheerfulness and en- 

We have all had many pleasantries, memories, and ex- 
periences which more than compensated us for our cares and 
difficulties. Most of us have worked enthusiastically in help- 

ing to improve our various organizations, religious, social, and 
otherwise. All of which have afforded us much pleasure and 
helpfulness. However, we do not mean to imply that we have 
not derived much from our books and teachers, as they have 
been our guides. All of our social affairs and athletic events 
were of an enjoyable type ; especially the athletic contests 
were at times intensely interesting, and in these contests we 
proved that we are "good losers" as well as "clever winners". 

As all phases of life are more or less emphasized in an 
up-to-date Normal School, it naturally follows that we have 
spent many of our happiest days in this school, whose walls 
have been made sacred by the memory of the ones who have 
gone out into the world and wielded an influence for good in 
the uplift of this great nation of ours, and thus brought 
us nearer to that for which Old Glory stands. We will carry 
with us pleasant memories of the dear old school and its many 
associations which are dear to us all. Yes, apparently, some 
of our number will take with them a remembrance which will, 
in future years — if not divorced — serve as a double stimulus 
in reviving the pleasant memories of this school and its asso- 
ciations. We trust that the last word between the dashes 
may NEVER enter our life's vocabulary. 

Let us further say that, while leaving this institution of 
learning with all its associations will be one of the saddest 
events in our lives ; we have faith in humanity, pleasant 
hopes for the future, and firmly believe with Bryant, that: 

' ' He who, from zone to zone, 

Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight, 
In the long way that I must tread alone, 
Will lead my steps aright." 

— H. D. R., Historian. 


Qur Future Jab 




Junior Class Officers 

William E. Buckey President E. Dale Curry .Treasurer 

Vevia Elliott. Vice President Floris McKinley Door-keeper 

Mary Barnes Secretary J. Ransel Romine Historian 

Genevieve Brake Poetess 

Motto: "Volens Et Potens. 


The Junior s Scaffold 

'Tis for a prize we struggle here, 
To ias this prize is very dear ; 
When we began three years ago, 
The worth of this we did not know. 

Yet, with unwavering faith we came, 
To the Old Normal just the same, 
And round its tower of learning tall, 
The scaffold grew for one and all. 

Of those who started we have lost track, 
For we've been too busy to ever look back. 
We 've pounded, and hammered, and sawed away, 
Upon foundations forever to stay. 

A few have fallen, but many have stood, 

The foundations of the former could not have been good ; 

For if we build upon rock, — not sand, 

This firm foundation will ever stand. 

Those who made foundations queer, 
Failed to build the second year, 
But we who had our work well done, 
Found the second year just fun. 

From day to day our work was done, 
Sometimes 'twas hard, sometimes 'twas fun; 
And often we were filled with fear, 
Lest we should fail in our JUNIOR year. 

At last we are here, full FORTY strong, 

If you don't believe us, hear our song 

While singing with mirth and cheer 

From the top of our scaffold in our JUNIOR ye. r 

The height from here does not look great, 
Trouble shall never determine our fate ; 
For we will keep building without a scoff, 
And soon we '11 push the Seniors off. 

Now when they're off, the scaffold is ours, 
And we'll do all that's in our power, 
To deck our tower with better paint. 
And prove to the world that we're not feint. 

From here we'll let our pennant wave. 
For under-classmcn — young but brave; 
And when they set 1 this banner high, 
Thev will with exultation cry ; 

JUNIORS! JUNIORS! blithe and gay, 

Falter not to show the way 

To us who are beneath yoii now ; 

We 're coming slowly, — show us how. ' ' 

G. B., Class Poetess. 


Mary Barnes, 
Bentons Ferry. W. Va. 
"She's not forward but modest as the clove. 


Fairmont, YV. Va. 
Slie sings as sweetly as a nightingale." 

Elsie Reese, 

Keeses Mill, \V. Va. 
'She was the fairest creature in the world." 

Seven tij-six 

Heid Morrow, 
Knoxville, Pa. 

A IVIlow of infinite jest, of most excellent faiicv 

( Iharles Stockdale, 

Burton, \V. Va. 

lie very stones prate of ray whereabouts. 

Harvey Kline, 
Monogah, W. Va. 
"Why do we hold our tongues 




' Seventy-eight 

Ivy Raye Larew, 

Fairmont, W. Va. 

"0 proper stripling, and an amorous." 

Freda Lad wig, 

Lost Creek, W. Va. 

' ' Play music ! 
With measure heaped in joy, to the measure fall.' 1 

Vevia Elliott, 
Parkersburg, W. Va. 
And thereby hangs a tale." 


J. L. Bock, 

Farmington, W. Va. 

He's apt to learn, and thankful for srood turns 

John Ayers, 
Everson, W. Va. 

; 'I am constant to my purposes." 

Lawrence Mart i n , 

Shimiston, W. Va. 

"Yet some there he that by due steps aspire 
To lay their just hands on the golden key. 
That opes the palace of eternity " 


Jessie Ward, 
Volga, W. Va. 
"There's daggers in men's smiles." 

Hattie Hall, 

Amos, W. Va. 

"I am she that is so love-sbaked: 
1 pray yon, tell me your remedy. 


Bridgeport, W. Va. 
'or mine own good all causes shall give way 


A. F. Jones, 

Catawba, W. Va. 

"0 proper stuff." 


Morgantown, W. Va. 
"My cake is dough." 

Floris McKineey, 

Lost Creek, W. Va. 

lie had a heart to love, and in that hearl 
Courage to make love known." 

Eighty -ove 

Pearl Brake, 

Auburn, W. Va. 

She set at naught the frivolous bolt of Cupid: Gods 
and men 
Feared her stern- frown." 

Ruth Manley, 

Monongah, W. Va. 

• ' Slow in speech, yet sweet as springtime flowers. 

Genevieve Brake, 

Auburn, W. Va. 

"Come, warble, comi j . " 


W. E. Buckey, 

Beverly, W. Va. 

'You have a nimble wit: I think 'twas made of Ata- 
lanta's heel.'' 

Floyd Prickett, 

Fairmont, W. Va, 

"Cunning in music, and the mathematics.' 

Harry Martin, 
Mannington, W. Va. 

Though he be blunt, T know him passing wise. 1 


Lura B. Kiddy, 
Sago, W. Va. 
'Love is merely a madness. 

Anna Hardesty, 
Shinnston, \V. Va. 
" Man delights not me." 

Florence Keller, 
Fenwick, W. Va. 
have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise .' ' 


Stella McCann, 

Fairmont, W. Va. 

Come sing, and you that will tiol hold your 

Lloyd Moore, 

Barrackville, W. Va. 

"I cannot live out of her company." 

Carrie Hart, 
Tunnelton, W. Va. 
"And the moon changes even as your mind 


A. L. Jones, 
Manningtoii, W. Va. 
"How now, what's the matter. 

Herschel Ice, 

Worthingtou, W. Va. 

"0 this learning! What a thing it is!' : 

Dale Curry, 

Lost Creek, W. Va. 

; The worst fault you have is to he in love. ' ' 


Mary Hite, 

Fairmont, W. Va. 

"The fair, the chaste, and unexpressive she. 

Sarah Alta Reeves^ 
Fairmont, W. Va. 

"And I do hope good days, and long, to see.'' 

Ocea Wilson, 

Harrisville, W. Va. 

"Believe then, if yon please, that I can do strange 


Junior Class History 

"If you are about to strive to fit yourself for life, take 
with you a stout heart and a clean conscience and trust the 
rest to God." 

This has been the aim of the class of 1912. 

Three years ago. after the breaking of home ties, there 
was quite a number of young' people landed in Fairmont with 
their footsteps directed toward the Normal School. After 
these people had been members of this school for a short time 
they found that in order to surmount the obstacles that were 
constantly rising before them, it was necessary that they 
make use of the tics which naturally bound them together, 
and in due time the organization was formed, and has ever 
since been known as the class of 1912. 

This organization has been very harmonious, and has been 
from time to time, greatly strengthened. Taking into con- 
sideration the many victories which we have won, it is with 
a feeling of great pride that we look back upon the achieve- 
ments of our class. 

This class, as all others, lias had its battles to fight, its 
troubles to overcome, and its many obstacles to surmount, but 
bearing constantly in mind that. "Little minds are tamed and 
subdued by misfortune, and that great minds rise above it," 

it was with much ease that we suppressed the haughty Sen- 
iors, and ever uprising Sophomores, and led them to see 
clearly that a history of a class like ours, is a composite his- 
tory of its members. We have witnessed our lights and shad- 
ows, our splendor and rage, our Austerlitz, but luckily we 
have never met our AA 7 aterloo. Bearing this in mind, it is with 
pride that we look back upon our many achievements as a 
class, and especially when we can clearly see that we are 
looked upon by the Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors as the 
class of the Fairmont State Normal School. 

In athletics we have made our mark; in literary work 
we cannot be surpassed. Our class had the honor of being 
well represented in the last year's football squad, and of be- 
ing the pennant winner in Basket ball ; in baseball we have 
the distinction of being able to furnish a manager as well as 
some of its most excellent players. 

These same boys stand along side of their Junior sisters 
in literary work and speak with a power and eloquence which 
proclaims their future greatness. 

And now as springtime is here, and all nature has put 
on her most beautiful robe, and bearing in mind that our 
year's work is swiftly drawing to a close, we look forward to 


the next year with wonder, pride, and many hopes. We are 
thinking of the time when we as a class will go forth from 
the institution, which we have learned to love so well, filled 
with thoughts of higher life and culture, and be able to give 
the youth of our State the things which are noble, high in 
spirit, and beautiful. 

And then may the time soon come when the rhetorician 
of the ages will compose a living oration to our memory, giv- 

ing to the world the thought that the world is better because 
of our being in it. 

"() fear not in a world like this, 
And thou shalt know ere long, 
Know how sublime a thing it is. 
To suffer, and be strong. ' ' 

J. Ransel Romine, Historian. 


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Sophomore Class Officers 

Jay Snoderley .President 

Glenn Hall .-/Vice P residen t 

Mary Wigginton Secretary 

WALl^a^JiiBAN^::: Treasurer 

MSSMM^I^^mH- T3oorkee^er 

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Sophomore History 

"Build thee more stately mansions, my soul. 
As the swift seasons roll ! 
Leave thy low-vaulted past ! 
Let each new temple, nobler than the last. 
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, 
Till thou at length art free, 
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea." 

Yesterday we were Freshmen. Today we are Sopho- 
mores. Tomorrow we shall be Juniors. Our aim is finally to 
become Seniors and graduate from this school. From here we 
expect to go to a higher institution of learning where we shall 
continue to study the problems of life as they confront us. 
Thus school life is a series of steps, a casting aside of our old 
self, and a developing into a new and broader self. 

As in school life, so should it be in everyday life. Each 
day as we think a good thought, do a kind deed by lending 
a helping hand to some one who is in distress, or learn to do 
or say a thing better than somebody else, and give to the 
world the benefits of our labor and study, we are gradually 
developing into a higher and nobler life. As a proof of this 
we shall be recognized and our work appreciated by others. 
Emerson said: "If a man can write a beter book, preach a 
better sermon, or build a better mousetrap than his neigh- 
bor, though he build his house in the wilderness, the world will 
make a beaten pathway to his door." 

This is the spirit which the members of our class should 
cultivate and are cultivating, so that those who come after 
us will consider it an honor to fill the positions that we as 
Sophomores in 1911 occupied. 

The term "sophomore" no longer carries with it a touch 
of scorn or contempt. It is sometimes used ironically, even 
sarcastically; but it should not be so. For are not Sopho- 
mores the timber out of which Seniors are made? And if 
Sophomores are to be kept down, pushed back, crowded to the 
wall, can we expect much of them when they become Seniors ? 
— "Men are only boys grown tall." Seniors are only Sopho- 
mores of broader experience. So with this thought in mind 
we line up with the Seniors and Juniors and compete with 
them in scholarship, athletics, literary work, and all that goes 
with school life. 

Our class began its career in this school in the fall of 
1909. Since then we have been making rapid strides "along 
the path of knowledge. ' ' We have taken honors and won dis- 
tinction in every phase of school work. We are represented 
in both Literary societies, in the Dramatic club, in athletics, 
in the Y. M. C. A., in the Y. W. C. A., and, in general class 
work, it is a well-known fact that we make better grades than 
the Seniors. 

Athletics is one of the strongest features of the Sopho- 
more class. In football no less than four or five of the best 
players came from our class. Then in basket ball, we gave to 


the first team two of the five regular players. To be able to 
play on the first team speaks for itself. So it is of the class 
team league that we wish to speak. 

After the six scheduled games had been played by the 
four class teams, it was found that the Juniors and the Soph- 
omores were tied for first place. So the deciding game was 
played. But we lost, owing to the fact that two of our best 
players were not in the game, one having had to drop out of 
school to work, and the other having been previously placed 
on the first team. 

Then again, we are being represented on the baseball 
field. Already the president of our class has distinguished 
himself as a player of great reputation. Nor is this all ; 
several more of our number are showing to the school what 
kind of baseball material they are made of, and they will 

Now, everyone knows that athletics is not the prime 
object of a school; but the one who has the nerve and deter- 
mination to succeed in this will be sure to succeed in any- 
thing he undertakes, if he applies himself in the right way. 

"We have not wings, we cannot soar. 

But we have feet to scale and climb 
By slow degrees — by more and more — 

The cloudy summits of our time. 

Nor deem the irrevocable past 
As wholly wasted, wholly vain, 

If, rising on its racks, at last 

To something nobler we attain." 

J. H. S., Historian. 


A story without ward; 



Freshman Class Officers 

Ivanhoe Arnett President W. C. Miller Treasurer 

Kile Swisher Vice President Jefferson Musgrove Door-keeper 

Arma Bing --.- Secretary Ray Kessell Historian 


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Freshman Class History 

The Freshman class has an enrollment of one hundred 
and seventy students. Some of the best young_Jlien and 
women-ironi twenty five counties of the state make up this 
promising class. We sincerely believe that the graduating 
class of 1914 will be the strongest class that ever graduated 
from the Fairmont State Normal School. 

While our Basket Ball team did not win, it made a 
good showing, and no doubt it will be the leading team 
the ensuing year. 

Students of the Freshman class occupy important 
positions in the societies and clubs of the school. In many 
instances we have equal footing with the upper classmen. 

We possess some of the faith of Ruth of old. Temptations 
we meet daily, but with a strong will power we can overcome 
all obstacles, and will gradually reach our ideals. 

We as a class appreciate the courtesy and good will that 
has been shown to us by the Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores 
during the past year. 

We are Vikings, yes we are, 

Fair young rovers from afar, 
But the cruise will soon be o'er 

And we'll seek our home once more, 
But again we'll ride the wave 

And again the storms we'll brave; 
Then when we outride the gale 

Into the harbor we Will sail ; 
Each a Victor, loyal and true, 

Shouting Victory all that day through. 
— Ray Kessel, 


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Editorial Board " The Mound" 

Clarence B. Lee Editor-in-ehief 

Lynn Hastings — Assistant Editor 

Percy C. Manley Business Manager 

Elizabeth E. McNeeley Advertising Manager Marie Boehm \ 

Neva Kramer Joke Editor 

A. H. Toothman Athletic Editor 

Susan D. Cunningham 

Sallie Evans 

Hazel K. Black ) 

.Literary Associates 


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The liberality of our last Legislature indicates that the 
work of our Normal Schools, is being more appreciated each 
day. But when we stop and think of the hills and valleys 
of our state, abounding in almost unlimited natural resources, 
which are daily bringing in streams of wealth ; of the thou- 
sands of young men and women possessing bright intellects, 
who would be leaders in their respective communities if only 
given the opportunities of an education; we can not help 
but feel that our legislature will be still more liberal at its 
next session, and appropriate funds sufficient to relieve the 
eonjested conditions in some of its institutions. 

When a teacher has to meet five classes each school 
day, with from forty to seventy-five pupils in each it looks 
as if something should be done. 

Such conditions are not fair to the teacher who cannot 
do justice by his pupils; neither are they fair to the pupil, 
who gives his time and energies, and hard earned dollars 
in order to receive an education. 

West A^irginia boasts of her wealth. How much better 
it would be to boast of an intelligent citizenship, which can 
be made possible by using her wealth intelligently. 

The Normal School is the state's nursery for teachers. 
The student body should be composed of young men and 
women who have strong healthy physiques, a wide awake 
mind, a keen appreciation of the spirit of altruism, and an 
undying longing to teach. 

The Normal School among its many duties, should direct 
its energy to the fullest extent in developing and fostering 

those elements of the student's personality and character 
which always determine the real teacher. 

Every individual of a Normal School faculty should 
be a teacher fully equipped for his profession and success- 
fully experienced in realizing, to a large degree, high ideals 
in the practice of his profession. The instructor must lead 
the student to see the greatness of his future opportunities; 

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he must equip the future teacher with the complete armor 
of his profession ; and he ought to inspire the learner with 
such a love for teaching, that however great temptations 
to turn aside to more lucrative professions are, yet he will 
joyfully continue to inspire higher ideals in the youth of 

the land and to satisfy the child's cry for guidance during 
the period of its enforced infancy. 

West Virginia needs true teachers. It is the business of 
our school to furnish her with them. 

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SiylEE in Chnnel Visitors 

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Student ^ody Officers 

William E. Buckey 

E. Dale Curry 

Vevia Elliott 


Vice President 

James H. Shaffer 
A. Reid Morrow . 
Howard Coffman 



Ass't Door-keeper 

Elsie Rees \ 

Glenn R. Toothman / 

C. Floyd Prickett ) Executive Committee 

J. L. Bock 

J. I. Snoderley 

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The Student Body History 

The organization known as the Student Body Association 
of the Fairmont State Normal School is one of the most 
important, if not the most important organization of the 
school. It was established through the influence of Dr. C. 
J. C. Bennett in September, 1907. Since the founding of 
the association it has become more influential each year until 
at the present time it holds a prominent place in our school, 
admitting to its membership every student. 

Each term a fee of ten cents is charged every member 
for incidental expenses. Each member is entitled to the 
equal right of discussing and voting on questions under con- 

The business of the organization is carried on as in any 
deliberative body, the officers being a president, vice presi- 
dent, secretary, treasurer, and an executive committee con- 
sisting of five members. 

The object of the organization is to give the student 
body some means of getting at its business in a concerted 
way; to foster school spirit, and to promote the general 
good of the school. 

The outlook of the Student Body Association is better 
each year. The amount of good that it can do is almost 
inestimable. If, as in time past, the officers and members show 
discretion in their actions, help to carry out the constitution, 
and in a general way help to make it a success, there is a 
future for it that will make each member, in after years, feel 
proud that he has been such. 

So with this end in view, let us do what our hands find 
to do and carry the Student Body Association on to greater 
usefulness and to an eminent place in the history of the 
Fairmont State Normal School. 

C. S. B.— Historian. 

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cMozart Officers 

J. Earl Romine President Clem Shriver Treasurer 

Henry Orr Vice President E. Wayne Coppindaffer Critic 

Hazel Holt Secretary Carl S. Lawson Door-keeper 

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History of the Mozart Literary Society 

On the 11th day of March, 1875, a number of students met 
in what was then known as Miss Fleming's Room to consider 
the propriety of organizing a new literary society. Mr. A. A. 
Waters was called to the chair, and P. Marteney was elected 
secretary. After an interchange of views a committee was 
appointed to confer with the faculty in regard to the matter 
under consideration. On the 16th of the same month another 
meeting was held, and the committee appointed having made 
a favorable report, it was decided to effect a permanent 
organization, which was done by electing F. P. Heskitt, pres- 
ident; A. A. Waters, vice president; and Perry Marteney, 
secretary; L. M. Wade, treasurer, and J. W. Shoemaker, 
librarian. At this time there were two literary societies in 
the school — the Lyceum and the society of young ladies. 

The idea of organizing a new society originated, we 
believe, with Perry Marteney, who became one of the first and 
most enthusiastic Mozarters. The chief motive in forming 
this new society Avas what was felt to be a necessity, and not 
a spirit of enmity, as has sometimes falsely been affirmed. 
As a proof of this we might add that only one member with- 
drew from the Lyceum in order to help organize the Mozart. 
All of the other original members were new students, who 
did not desire to join the Lyceum, chiefly because it already 
had more members than it could well accommodate, and 
because its constitution would not admit ladies as members. 

The leaders of this new departure were subject to a 
great deal of opposition, warning, ridicule and prophecies 
of utter failure, but still, "it moves for all that". At the 
first organization there were but seven members, but this 
number was increased to thirty during the term, and ever 
since it has had an efficient body of working members. 

Shortly after the permanent organization, a challenge to 
the Lyceum was sent for a friendly literary contest, which 
came off at the close of the school year in June, 1875, and 
each year since there has been a similar contest, which 
forms one of the most interesting features of the close of 
the year. 

In 1899 there was a new and interesting feature added 
to these contests by Willis Smith, of Elkins, a former Student 
of the Normal School, and an enthusiastic society worker. It 
was the introduction of a "Silver Wreath of Victory" to be 
given to the winners and to be hung in the room of their 
society, and to remain their property so long as they could 
prove victorious, but it was not a one sided matter with either 
society, and was held almost alternately until the year 1903, 
at which time it dissappeared because of some dispute be- 
tween the societies concerning the decisions of the contest, and 
was not again a feature of the contests until 1908, at which 
time it was won by the Mozarts, and again in 1909 they 
proved themselves victors and continued to hold the emblem 
of "Victory". 

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What we believe to be one of the best works of the 
Mozart society is the breaking down of sex prejudice and 
bringing both ladies and gentlemen into the same society 
on an equal footing. This was not done without effort; the 
constitution of the Lyceum did not admit ladies as members, 
and the action of the new society in breaking over this ancient 
custom and barrier to advancement was looked upon by some 
as a species of heresy; others saw the advantages of such a 
course, but were slow to acknowledge it till their trouble — 
could be settled by amending their constitution so as to give 
them equal opportunity to solicit patronage. But it is 
remarkable how soon every objection was silenced when the 
Lyceum got its constitution so modernized as to admit lady 
members. This and the annual literary contest has done more 
to give the societies tone and vigor than all other causes. 

At the close of this our THIRTY-FIFTH year of work, 
we can look back upon our past record with gratification, 

knowing that we have always made an honest endeavor to 
keep abreast of the times, and that the success of the society 
has been fully equal to the most sanguine expectations of 
its founders. 

Our banner bears unmistakably marks of conflict, and 
we have not always been victorious in our contests, but 

"No endeavor is in vain, 

The reward is in the doing, 
And the rapture of pursuing 

Is the prize the vanquished gain". 

So long as the Normal School remains, we confidently 
expect to maintain our society, striving to stand in the front 
rank, aiming to be progressive and verify the words of our 
motto: "We gather light to scatter". 


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Lyceum Officers 

Fred Barton Carman President 

Lena Parks Vice President 

Ethel Barnes Secretary 

Helen Carroll Treasurer 

J. E. Stewart Critic 

Henry D. Rist Door-keeper 

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Lyceum Literary Society History 

Back in the early dawn of civilization, seemingly, there 
was established at Fairmont, West Virginia, an institution 
of learning now known as the Fairmont State Normal School. 
This school was located in a building, which was soon 
abandoned for a more commodious home, in the northern part 
of the city. The present building is now too small to accommo- 
date the masses of young people who assemble here at the 
beginning of each year, especially during the Spring Term, 
when so many country school teachers come here for extra 
work, and for a greater insight into the Theory and Art 
of teaching, however the school even in its infancy gave 
great promise of its wonderful influence in the future historv 
of our state. 

The school had not long been in existence until a few 
leading members of the Student Body began to feel the 
necessity of a Literary Socitey. This thought was passed 
along among the students and, erelong, it was decided that 
a meeting be called in order to determine what should be 

done in regard to this matter. So the few enthusiasts met 
on one Thursday evening and organized themselves into a 
little band of literary workers, and after some hesitancy 
and many warm discussions it was decided that the organ- 
ization be christened "The Lyceum Literary Society" of the 
Fairmont State Normal School ; this was in 1872, and the 
chief advocates and leading organizers of this societv were 
men who have attained much prominence in this state, men 
who have long ago learned and taught the value of higher 
education. Sad to say, some of them have long since passed 
away, but let us remember that, though their forms have 
decayed to dust, they remain as an inspiration to the youth 
of to-day, teaching him that men live long after their forms 
have vanished. 

Yes, we are proud to boast the names of J. Walter 
Barnes, B. L. Butcher, and M. H. Steele ; the men who were 
in a great measure responsible for the birth of this now famous 
Literary Society. The Society joins with me in extending 

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a welcome hand to them and assure them that their labor 
was not for naught. 

This organization was well founded, as we have already 
seen, but in 1875 there were some members of it who wanted 
a home for literary work apart from the one in which they 
had spent so many pleasant hours, and in due form the 
establishment of the Mozart Literary Society came about. 
This division has been a great benefit in-so-far as school 
work is concerned as well as literary work. True there are 
periods of conflict and real strife, but, luckily, it doesn't 
last long and all members are benefited because of the pro- 

It was not long after the division of the "The Society" 
had been made until an ex-member offered a Silver Wreath 
as a prize to the society that would honestly win it in a contest 
which should be held during commencement week : the fight 
was strong and bitter, but the famous old Lyceum won the 
honor and victoriously hung the wreath on the wall of the 
dear old home of the Society, and while the wreath has been 
from time-to-time won by her daughter society it has spent 
quite a great deal of its time cheering the hearts of the 
members of the original society — the one to which it belongs 
at the present time. 

As we journey over our state, continually coming in 
contact with former students and graduates of the Fairmont 
State Normal Schoolmen who have become eminent — it is 
gratifying for us to find that in qiiestioning us in regard 
to our work they are always eager to know about the "Old 
Society" and to relate to us many of the pleasant incidents 
which they are able to recall, and to send their greetings to 
the members of the present Lyceum. 

Since the organization of the Society in 1872, the manv 
years which have elapsed have brought many changes, but 
we as a Society have been greatly strengthened and benefited 
by the stories and struggles of former years. We have eagerlv 
listened to our leaders telling the stories of olden times, how 
the boys of that time would hold the sessions until the "wee 
sma' " hours of the morning in order that they might be 
the leaders which they were at almost all times; we have 
listened with much eagerness and admiration to the stories 
of the wars — which were at times inevitable, and which were 
usually ended by the blows of two or more sharp tonanes. 
Great times these were, but we must now look about us and 
behold the Glorious wreath proclaiming the victories of manv 
years remembering that no victory is won without much 

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Let us not forget that we, as a society, are a mighty in- 
fluence throughout the Municipality, the County, and the 
State; let us remember that whatever befalls us, the good 
that men do will live after them. Let us remember, above 

all, that if we can throw out some influences to the youth 
of our beautiful Mountain State which they can use as step- 
ping stones to higher things, we are infinitely greater than 
he who concpiers nations. And lastly : 

"We have not wings, we cannot soar; 

But we have feet to scale and climb 
By slow degrees, by more and more. 

The cloudy summits of our time. 

The distant mountains, that uprear 
Their solid bastions to the skies, 

Are crossed by pathways, that appear 
As we to higher levels rise. 

The mighty pyramids of stone 

That wedge-like cleave the desert airs. 
When nearer seen, and better known. 

Are but gigantic flights of stairs. 

The heights of great men, reached and kept, 
Were not attained by sudden flight ■ 

But they, while their companions slept. 
Were toiling upward in the night/' 

J. R. R. 

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Y. w. C. A. 

Elizabeth Heinzman President 

Myrtle Bartlette Vice President 

Mable Vance Secretary 

Grace Matthews Treasurer 

Committee Chairmen. , 

Ruby Hall Devotional Anna Hardesty Inter Collegiate 

Freda Ladwig . Bible Study Hattie Hall Social 

Tacie Moore Missionary Grace Brooks Sunshine 

The girl cannot become efficient until every side of 
her nature is developed. 

This association is endeavoring to do what it can to 
foster the spiritual side of school life, and to be of service to 

eeach individual girl. But to do this it needs the cooperation 
of all. 

Every girl should follow the motto: "Not by might, nor 
by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord God of Hosts." 

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Hazel K. Black President 

Grace Brooks Sec'y and Treas. 

Ruth Manley Door-keeper 


Hazel K. Black 
Grace Brooks 
Ruth Manley 
Genevieve Brake 
Ocea Wilson 

Nina Lynch 
Hazel Sheets 
Susan Cunningham 
Elsie Rees 
Blanche Lawson 

Dezzie Lawson 
Vevia Elliott 
Freda Ladwig 
Frank Wilson 
Pearl Wilson 

Elizabeth Hickman 
Grace Harris 
Arta Hitchcock 
Isis Hutton 

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H. R's. 

Oscar Edwards Big Chief 

Grady Morgan Little Chief 

Reid Morrow Treasurer 

David Kennedy Door-keeper 

The "H. R's," is an organization, formed for the purpose 
of having an occasional good time. 

The organization is limited in membership to twenty- 
three, all of whom must have heroically stood the third degree, 
known as the "Bumps." This famous group is well repre- 

sented by members from various walks of life — school life. 
The most beautiful thing in the organization is the 
fulfilling of its motto : ' ' Keep busy and have something doing 
every minute." 

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Wei-Hia- Wets 

Elizabeth Hays 
Eva Dodge 


President Grace Brooks 

Vice President Genevive Brake ... 

Floda Hughes Door-keeper 


Cora Comley 
Eva Dodge 
Pearl Brake 
Floda Hughes 
Lola Freman 
Elizabeth Hays 


Neva Kramer 
Blanche Crummitt 
Lucy Boggs 
Genevive Brake 
Grace Brooks 
Mary Wigginston 

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Omicron Psi Epsilon 

Motto : Gaudenms praesenti tempore 
Colors: Maroon and Navy Blue. 

Grady Morgan 
David Kennedy 


President Dezzie Lawson 

Vice President Susan Cunningham 

Arthur Garrett Door-keeper 


Mary Barnes 
Christine Chenowetli 
Blanche Crummitt 
Susan Cunningham 
Vevia Elliott 
Isis Hutton 
Dezzie Lawson 
Lena Parks 

Poll of Members. 

Clifford Bell 
John Ford 
Arthur Garrett 
David Kennedy 
Blanche Lawson 
Grady Morgan 
Jay Snoderly 
Herbert Toothman 
Elsie Rees 

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Athletic Association 

Lynn Hastings President 

R. G. Stewart Vice President 

E. M. Conaway ... 

Lou Shaffer Secretary 

W. E. Buckey Treasurer 


G. C. Musgrove ] 

Susan Cunningham. 

A. R. Morrow 

Ruth Manley 

Executive Committee. 
C. L. Stooksberry Faculty Representative 

Frank Kennedy 

Dezzie Lawson J 

Henry Orr 

\ Senior Representatives 

Sophomore Representatives 

Junior Representatives 

Henrietta Horner. 

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eshman Representatives 


G. R. Toothman _ Football MO J. I. Snoderley Basket Ball '12 

J. E. Stewart Football '11 Blanche Lawson (Girls) Basket Ball '11 

D. W. Kennedy Basket Ball 11 J. R. Romine Baseball '11 

A. H. Toothman Track Team '11 

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During the past the Fairmont Normal has been handi- 
capped by a lack of financial means to carry on her athletic 
work, for the appropriations were insufficient to support our 
teams and bring good teams to our grounds. 

Last year the students voted that an athletic fee of one 
dollar be added to the enrollment fee. In return for this 
aid each student receives a free season ticket which admits 
him to all the home games. 

Athletics are now humming. Besides paying the regular 

expenses, the Association has paid the old debts and furn- 
ished new lockers. 

Other conditions are also favorable for a hopeful future ; 
the South Side Park is excellently suitable for baseball 
and football, our basket ball floor is unsurpassed in the 
state, and an enthusiastic bunch of "rooters" are always 
ready to cheer the "Yellow and White" to victory. 

In view of these facts the F. S. N. S. is clearly destined 
to a high place in the school athletics of the state. 

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But for one thing we would have had a football season, 
that would have gone down in the history of old F. 8. N. S. 
as the record year — we were disappointed in our schedule. 

Manager Toothman had worked out a long, severe sched- 
ule for the season, and every preparation was made in accord- 
ance ; but for some reason some of the teams failed to fill, 
their dates, and we were destined to play only four games. 

Several of the old players were with us, namely; Capt. 
Parsons, Musgrove, Curry, Kennedy, and 'Ford, and of course 
they held their former positions. 

The other positions had to be filled, more or less, from 
the raw material at hand, and there was no end to promising 

In view of this fact, and the fact that we had a hard 
schedule, the powers that be, began to look about for some- 
one to instill the finer points of the game into the green 
men. The services of "Coach" Barrington. of Ohio State, 
who is well known in football circles, were secured. 

With his untiring efforts he succeeded in rounding into 
shape a team that was reasonably well versed in the science 
of the game. 

The team took passage for Buckhannon, and played its 
first game with W. V. W. C. It was here that our boys 
showed how well they had mastered what they had been 
taught. Though our line was entirely too light to withstand 
the onslaughter of those mountaineers, we held them to 
eleven points. Time and again the ball was gotten out of 
dangerous territory, and Coach Edwards sat up and took 
notice of the fact that our boys were playing the game. 

The next encounter was with our old rivals, D. & E. 
College. The boys returned reporting a defeat of 13 to 0. 
Then interest grew lax on account of a shortage in games. 

The last two games, and the only ones played at home, 
were against Class teams from W. V. U. With a very much 
weakened team we had a hotly contested game with the 
Freshmen, which resulted in a score of 5 to 5. We ended 
the season by drubbing the Sophomores to the tune of 24 
to 5. 

The outlook for next year is very promising and Capt. 
Prickett and M'g'r Stewart, have great expectations and are 
making preparations for the greatest season in the history 
of F. S. N. S. 


F. S. N. S. W. V. W. C. 11 

F. S. N. S. D. & E. 13 

F. S. N. S. 5 W. V. U. Freshmen 5 

F. S. N. S. 24 W. V. U. Sophs 5 

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Toothman Left End Watkjns Right Tackle 

Musgrove Left Tackle Wamsley Right End 

Stewart Left Guard Ford Quarter 

Parsons (Capt.) Center Curry Left Half 

Prickett Right Guard Kennedy Full 

Garrett Right Half 


Walters Tackle Morgan Quarter 

Conaway Guard Hart End 

Fortney Guard Fetty Full 

Lawlis Center 

lbs lhs. 

Conaway 175 Kennedy 140 

Curry 165 Laulis 140 

Fortney 185 Prickett 175 

Fetty 175 Parsons - 165 

Ford . - 140 Watkins 160 

Garrett 155 Wamsley 155 

Hart _ 135 Walters 160 

Musgrove - 185 Stewart 165 

Morgan 130 Toothman 165 

Average weight 159 lbs. 

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Basket Bah 

When the season opened the manager, David W. Ken- 
nedy, had quite a long list of dates for the team to fill. Our 
games, thirteen in number, were fast and furious. We won 
four games and lost several others by a very narrow margin. 

The team was composed of the "old timers;" Curry, 
Kennedy, and Snoderly who have won glory for the yellow 
and white in former seasons ; and Bell and Toothman who 
came to the Normal with laurels won in the Fairmont and 
Mannington High Schools. 

Our fastest opponent without doubt was the Elkins Y. 
M. C. A. In this game our opponents made the highest 
score that was registered against us during the season. The 
final score was 40 to 26 in their favor. We were badly beaten 
by rough and tumble tactics at Salem. Our boys wandered 

over to that promising little town and as we were not in 
good ' ' football ' ' condition we lost the game. 

The game was played in a very small space fenced in 
by chicken wire — which accounts for a "foul" game. 

Our game with Glenville was very interesting. At no 
time during the earlier part of the game did Glenville appear 
dangerous, despite the fact that their team was largely com- 
posed of men who were not truly eligible but according 
to our custom we lost the game by one point. 

Everything points to a successful future in Basket Ball. 
A number of stars have been developed in the class league 
and several of this year's team will be ready for another 
season next year. We are also blessed with the best floor 
in the state. These conditions alone are enough to insure 
a team that can "go some" next season. 



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Center Toothman 



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F. S. N. S. 16 — W. V. U. 15. 

F. S. N. S. 15 — Alumni 10. 

F. S. N. S. 17 — Salem 33. 

F. S. N. S. 20 — Grafton Y. M. C. A. 21. 

F. S. N. S. 50 — W. V. U. Sophs. 18. 

F. S. N. S. 13 — F. H. S. 28. 

F. S. N. S. 17 

F. S. N. S. 18 — D. & E. 29. 

F. S. N. S. 21 — Glenville 22. 

F. S. N. S. 15 — D. & E. 26. 

F. S. N. S. 26 — Salem 19. 

F. S. N. S. 26 — Elkins Y. M. C. A. 40. 

F. S. N. S. 19 — U. B. C. 33. 

U. B. C. 20. 

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Girls Basket Ball 

Up to date little has been said of Girls' Athletics in 
the F. S. N. S., but this year we had a girls' basket-ball 
team, that so far outclassed any other girls' team that ever 
represented this school, that we feel it would be an injustice 
to the school, saying nothing of the team, not to have the 
results recorded in our year book. 

By the untiring efforts of Miss Casseday, who was coach, 
and the hard, earnest work done by the girls, we were able 
to compete with some of the best school teams in West Vir- 
ginia and Pennsylvania, and also to carry away the state 

During the season there were six games played. Out 
of these six games, only one was lost, which was due to the 
bad floor upon which the game was played. 

The Line-up 

Lou Shaffer Center 

Dezzie Lawson Forward 

Elizabeth McNeely Forward 

Vevia Elliott Guard (Capt) 

Hazel Black Guard 

Margaret Trunick Florence Keller 

Blanche Lawson Manager 

Nellie Casseday Coach 

F. S. N. S. 21 — Salem A. A. 9. 
P. S. N. S. 17 — Salem College 12. 
F. S. N. S. 8 — Pt. Marion H. S. 3. 


P. S. N. S. 13 — Salem A. A. 16. 

F. S. N. S. 18 — Salem College 16. 
P. S. N. S. 18 — Pt. Marion H. S. 1. 

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"Basket "Ball 

Class League. 

According to the rules governing the "Shurtleff Cup'" 
the class of 1912 is now owner of same. The cup was to be 
given to the class team that won the first two yearly champ- 
ionship shields. It took just two years to decide this question 
in favor of the class of 1912. 


Kline (Mgr.) ...-. Forward 

Morrow — Forward 

Prickett (Capt.) Center 

Buckey Guard 

Jones Guard 


Kennedy (Capt.) Forward 

Garrett (Mgr.) Forward 

Wamsley -- Center 

Laulis -— - Guard 

Hustead Guard 

Atha Hildreth 

This class league has created considerable interest, as 
well as develop some remarkable fast material. Among the 
promising ones are to be found, Morrow, Kline, Carter, Jones, 
Musgrove, and Kennedy. 

With these men to pick from, and the "hold-overs" from 
this year's first team, the prospects for next year are bright. 


G. Musgrove Forward 

Morgan Forward 

Carter (Capt.) Center 

Layman Guard 

Hastings ...Guard 

Conaway, G. Toothman. 

Freshman Team 

Swisher Forward 

Miller Forward 

J. Musgrove Center 

Snider '. Guard 

Ice Guard 


Won Lost Per Cent 

Juniors 6 1 .857 

Sophomores 5 2 .714 

Seniors ( 2 4 .333 

Freshmen 6 .000 

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The outlook for baseball is indeed promising. Our 
Coach is Hunt, Ex-Manager of the Fairmont Professionals. 

At present he is busily engaged in trying out the numer- 
ous applicants for the team. Baseball material seems plen- 

Kuhn, G. R. Toothman, Wilson, Curry, and J. R. Romine 
are striving for the coveted position of "tossing the ball." 

J. E. Romine and Fetty are catching. 

Those trying for out field positions are : Lamb ( Capt. ) , 
Snoderly, Stenger, Garrett, Wamsley, and Conaway. For the 
infield the candidates are : Bock, Bell, Morrow, Morgan, Lee, 
Kennedy, A. H. Toothman, Musgrove, and Colebank. 

Manager Romine has secured the following schedule : 

At Home. 
Salem, April 18. 
W. V. U. Sophs, April 19. 
/&■ V. UJPreps, April 26. 
D. &. K., .May 5. 
Marshall College, May 18. 
W. V. Wesleyan, May 27. 
Alumni, June 9. 

W. V. Wesleyan, April 21-22. 
Salem, April 28. 
W. V. U. Sophs, May 6. 
D. & E., May 20. 

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One Hundred and Fifty-one 

The Failure of the Stiletto 


(A true story of the 

It is a beautiful May evening in a certain village in 
West Virginia. The soft air is laden with the perfume of 
blossoming lilacs, which stand in clumps on the lawn of a 
substantial dwelling a little way back from the road. 
Screened from the street by the friendly vines which cover 
the porch, sits Levia Woodrum, her hands tightly clasped 
in her lap and her very attitude bespeaking nervous tension. 
At every sound on the street she starts and listens intently 
while her heart throbs with painful insistence as the laggard 
moments pass. 

At last a cruick, firm step is heard coming up the street, 
and long before the gate is reached she knows it is ho — 
Charlie Denton — the cause of all this perturbation. But 
why this anxiety? The youth is of noble bearing and his 
frank, honest countenance, lighted up with a tender radiance 
as he greets the waiting girl, is sufficient evidence that he 
is one worthy of all the confidence which she can give. And 
from their meeting it may judged that she has given him 
much more than her confidence — yes, even that priceless 
gift — a woman's love. 

' ' You — you have to go in the morning ? ' ' The faltering 
words seem wrung from the anguish of her heart and the 
tone is so full of misery that young Denton feels for a fleet- 

Spanish- American War.) 

ing moment that perhaps the call of his country should, 
after all, be secondary to the happiness of this slender 
girl whose face in the pale moonlight, matches the whiteness 
of her dress. But his tone does not falter as he quotes : 

" 'I could not love you, dear so much, 

Loved I not honor more. ' 

However you must not think this little trip down to 
Cuba will be the last of us. Uncle Sam takes good care of 
his soldier boys and we'll be back in a few weeks, after 
we've made those Spaniards feel the weight of their sins. 
Really, it will be good lark, for Captain Dyke thinks the 
fighting will be finished most likely before we arrive on the 
scene. All that I'm afraid of is that we won't have a chance 
to distinguish ourselves. ' ' 

Thus he strives to comfort her and she, struggling for 
composure responds to his light words in the same vein. 
"But there are other dangers than the Spanish guns. Don't 
you see I'm afraid of the Spanish girls? They say those 
senoritas are very beautiful as well as treacherous." 

Charlie's answer to this is not on record but in the days 
to come he had occasion to recall her words. 

Several weeks after this, the regiment of which Charlie 
Denton was a member was stationed at San Juan de Poi-to 

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Rico, the beautiful little city so long under the rule of the 
dons. Then a sort of free and easy existence with very 
light duties was entered upon. But notwithstanding the 
absence of arduous tasks and the easy discipline of the 
occupying army, life in verdant Porto Rico had its disad- 
vantages. The natives seemed neither to fear nor to dislike 
the American soldiers and the dark-eyed Spanish maidens 
exhibited a pretty curiosity whenever the khaki uniform 
appeared within their range of vision. But the beauty 
of the Spanish maidens was to our hero as the beauty of 
wax dolls, for alas ! he was not able to converse in their 
tongue and they seemed to find great amusement in his 
repeated attempts to communicate with them by signs. 

Let us take the unpardonable liberty of reading a few 
sentences from one of his letters to the. fair Levia. "You 
need not fear the senoritas, dear. They may be beautiful — 
but I haven't succeeded yet in discovering a single sign 
of intelligence in one of them. When I asked one the way 
to the plaza, to-day, she seemed to think I was a species of 
jumping-jack set in motion for her particular benefit. Can 
you realize that I have not heard a word of English from 
a woman's lips since I left the 'States'? Oh for a few 
minutes ' talk with a certain little West Virginia girl ! ' ' 

One afternoon when the heat was almost intolerable 
Charlie was sent to the part of the town farthest from the 
barracks with a message for one of the city officials. On his 
way back he glanced longingly at the cool shelter of the 
vines which adorned an old Spanish casa. Tired with his 
walk and extremely thirsty, the refuge from the blazing 
sun proved too alluring for our soldier. He thought to ask 
for a drink of water and then pass on. Acocrdingly, he 
approached the entrance to the spacious hall and made known 
his request to the tall, queenly girl who answered his sum- 

mons. To his surprise, instead of the usual gestures which 
he had found so confusing, she invited him in good English 
to enter and rest while she got the water. When his eyes 
became accustomed to the softened light of the room, he 
observed that it was the abode of wealth and culture to a 
degree which he had not as yet seen in Porto Rico. The 
return of the senorita with pure, cold water gave him still 
more amazement for he noted the intelligent, expressive, face 
and the dignified bearing which, coupled with the soft voice 
and dark beauty gave a peculiar charm to her perfect 

"You have been walking in the heat while most oeonle 
are enjoying their siestas," she said. A very commonplace 
remark, but how charming to one who has not heard a 
woman's voice for many weeks; "You will need to learn 
our ways if you would enjoy our climate," she continued 
after he had explained the nature of his errand. "You see 
we Porto Ricans lounge during the heated part of the day 
and take our strolls in the evening." "But how is it," he 
asked, "that you speak English so perfectly? Do you know 
you are the only lady I have seen here who understands 
my language?" She laughed musically and explained that 
her father was a merchant who had spent some time in the 
States in the interest of his business and that she had accom- 
panied him on one of these trips, incidentally learning the 
language. She further told him that her name was Carmen 
Comares and that she would like very much, with some of her 
friends, to visit the barracks. What could young Denton do 
but invite her cordially to make an inspection trip whenever 
she desired? This he did and before an hour had passed 
they were quite good friends — he enjoying the unaccustomed 
diversion of feminine society and she — well, suffice it to say 
that the hour seemed very short to both. 

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At its close Denton hastily rose and began an apology 
for his lengthy and informal call, explaining in his courtly 
way that his own language from such fair lips had proved 
too great an attraction. She protested that she was pleased to 
have an opportunity to use her acquired speech. "Do you 
not go to the plaza in the evening?" She asked as he was 
leaving. " Oh ! yes ! nearly all the boys go. " " Perhaps 
I shall go this evening, then." Denton, feeling vaguely 
flattered by the "then," hastened to commend her intention 
as a very worthy one and politely expressed the wish that 
he might again have the pleasure of conversing with her. 

Any young man under similar circumstances would have 
done the same thing and when Denton related the affair to 
his fellow-soldiers, he at once became an object of envy. 
"You're a lucky dog, Dent," said Captain Dyke. "Come, 
share your blessings. Introduce me to-night, that's a erood 
fellow." Denton promised and that evening on the plaza, 
the beautiful Carmen held court surroxmded by a group 
of admiring officers and soldiers. But it was noticed bv a 
few of the company that her most gracious smiles were 
bestowed upon Denton. Late in the evening he found him- 
self alone with Senorita Comares in one of the charmins- 
little nooks where ices were served and there they talked 
of the States, the army and the crowds on the nlaza. All 
the youth and beauty of San Juan seemed to be gathered 
there to enjoy the cool of the evening, the music, the flowers, 
the brilliant lights and the colors of the gaily dressed throne. 
Guitars sounded from secluded corners and music and 
laughter were everywhere. 

The senorita told her soldier she was comine with two 
of her friends to visit the barracks the very next day, to 
which of course he replied that he would be most happy to 
conduct her party through the encampment provided the 

commanding officer did not take the privilege upon himself. 
She replied that she was accustomed to obtaining what she- 
wished and that a great part of the pleasure of the visit 
would be lost if other than he accompanied them. "You 
are very kind to say so," he murmured. But from that 
moment a vague foreboding took possession of him and in 
the days that followed he was never able, entirely, to shake 
it off. 

He and his comrades were invited to the Comares home 
and spent many pleasant evenings in conversation with the 
old Spaniard merchant and his daughter. But Carmen 
decidedly preferred Denton to the others. "Look out, Dent! 
If she finds out about your Levia she'll be desperately jealous 
and this Spanish blood is not to be trusted." So spoke Can- 
tain Dyke on their way back to the barracks after an evenine- 
at the Comares' in which Carmen and Denton had snent 
the entire time singing to the accompaniment of Carmen's 
guitar. Denton put aside the remark with a liffht la/uerh 
saying that he had not paid the girl any more attention than 
the others had. Nevertheless he resolved to tell her about 
Levia and show her the picture which he carried in his 
watch. The very next evening his opportunity came as thev 
sat on the plaza watching the dancing. 

The look of hatred which swept over her face entirely 
obscuring its delicate beauty, as she gazed at the portrait 
of the fair American girl, sent a shudder through the frame- 
of the soldier. When she spoke however it was with cold 
composure that she requested him to allow her to find her 
companions and go home with them. Refusirg his preferred 
aid she started for the other end of the plaza and left him to 
wander disconsolately and aimlessly along the brilliantly 
lighted promenade and finally to leave it for the darker 
streets leading toward the barracks. 

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As he walked along slowly with bent head carefully 
reviewing his acquaintance with this beautiful girl and 
idly wondering how long her anger would last, he recalled 
Levia's caution about the treachery of the senoritas. With 
.a smile he reflected on the calmness of Carmen's manner 
and reasoned that perhaps he was mistaken in her expression. 
Anyway — here some unseen influence drew him to the middle 
of the street away from the dark shadows of those tall 
buildings. Not a moment too soon! In the deep doorway 
of the next building where the shadows are darkest stands 
a slender girl, her mantilla drawn closely about her face 
.and in her uplifted hand a stiletto poised for the thrust. 
From the middle of the street he sees her. ' ' Carmen ! ' ' 
Slowly her weapon is lowered — she has failed ! In a low, 

authoritative voice he again calls her name, "Carmen, throw 
that stiletto on the pavement and stand on it." Slowlv. as 
in a dream, she obeys and as the deadly weapon glitters in 
the moonlight where it fell she gives way to a fit of passionate 
weeping. Denton endeavors to soothe her saying that she 
is ill and he must take her home. Having first secured the 
stilletto he led her, now completely submissive and humble, 
to her father's house and kindly wished her good-night. 

The following week Denton 's regiment was ordered home. 
On his first visit to Levia after his return, he showed her the 
stiletto and told her its story. 

MYRA GrOULD, '11. 

* Faculty Judges. 

One Hundred and Fifty-five 

An Incident of a Bargain Counter 

* Second Prize Story. 

Now children, sit down and be very quiet, and I will tell 
you a little story about my falling in love with your mamma, 
which led to our getting married. (Now Maria, don't inter- 
rupt my story by staring at me in that way. Yo\i know that 
it really happened, and that you were to blame as much 
as I). 

Well, it was in this way. 1 had been working in Fairmont 
that winter, but had planned to go home to spend the Christ- 
mas holidays. Mother, you know, was dead then, but sister 
Fanny stayed at home and kept house for father. I decided 
to buy some nice presents to take home as a kind of surprise 
for them, for they had both been so kind to me that I wanted 
to repay them in some way. So I began to look about for 
a place to purchase the articles. 

Now it happened that I stopped in front of Hawkins' 
store, which stood on Main Street, near where the Watkins 
building is now being erected. The store was a small affair, 
and not very attractive on the outside, but I shall never for- 
get, if I live to be a hundred years old, how the inside 
looked. I went into the store and there I saw the prettiest 
display of Christmas presents that I had ever seen. Dozens 
of them were hanging on the walls, and the low, wooden 
counters were piled high with them. The store was decorated 

throughout with holly and bunting. But more attractive 
than all these was the clerk, a rosy-cheeked girl, with lausrh- 
ing blue eyes and dark wavy hair. She approached me 
when I entered and asked me what I wished to buy. I stam- 
mered ; I was confused ; I blushed to the roots of my hair : 
for those dancing eyes seemed to look down into the depths 
of my soul, and read my very thoughts. 

Well, I must confess, I was at my wit's end. I forgot 
all about father's presents, but managed to sav that I wanted 
a present for my sister Fanny. But what to buv. I'm sure 
that I never could have decided, if this winsome creature 
had not come to my rescue. (Now Maria, take vour hand 
from over my mouth, and let me finish my story, — I don't 
care if you do go upstairs). Well, she asked me how big 
my sister Fanny was. I looked at her a moment and said. 
"About as big as you are." She smiled and said, "A pair 
of gloves would make a nice present for her." Then she 
put a glove on one of her shapely hands, saving. "Don't 
you think this would look nice on your sister Fanny 's hand ? ' ' 
She held her hand toward me, and, unthinkingly, I took it 
in my own rough hand. Yes, I did, and squeezed it iust 
a little ; I was so confused. She gave me what she intended 
for a defiant, warning look, but I could see a merry twinkle 
in her eves which she tried hard to conceal. "I said, "I guess 

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I'll take the gloves," wishing at the time that I might also 
take the hand that held them. 

The outcome of this incident was that we got aeauainted< 
and became good friends. I called at her home s.everal times, 
and met her father and mother and the rest of the family. 
Then after a time we decided to get married. The old folks 
were opposed to the marriage, but we ran away to Oakland, 

Maryland, and were married, anyway. But our runaway 
is another story which I shall relate some other time. I'm 
now going upstairs to see if your mamma is reallv anerrv 
at me, and try to make friends with her again as we did in 
Hawkins' store so many years ago. 

Jas. H. Shaffer, '13. 
* Faculty Judges. 

One Hundred and Fifty-seven 

Boys Are Boys 

Third Prize Story. 

As the boy was of old so is he today, and Jimmy and 
Johnny were no exceptions. 

They were two boys. Anything farther in the way of 
describing them I deem unnecessary, as anyone, especially an 
American, knows what a boy is, and of all boys, he certainly 
knows the one of his own nationality. 

Being somewhat patriotic, Jimmy and Johnny prepared 
to celebrate the Fourth. What they would do was entirely 
unpremeditated but each had in some way, no matter how, 
obtained fifty cents. 

They went down town, purchased several packages of 
firecrackers, and with these proceeded to make the people 
notice them. They succeeded but this soon grew monotonous, 
and for a change they tanked up on lemonade and began 
to look for trouble. 

A bright boy doesn't have to look long for trouble before 
he finds it. Jimmy and Johnny were both bright boys. 

On the opposite corner they saw a fruit vender at his 
stand, and farther down the street, facing them and the 
vender, stood a large tall policeman. 

Johnny thought it would be fun to fasten a bunch of 
lighted firecrackers to the policeman's coat tail. Jimmv's 
lemonade would not permit him to think differently. 

Their plans were laid. Jimmy armed with a bent pin 
and some firecrackers, stole down a back alley to gain the 
rear of the policeman unobserved, while Johnny crossed the 
street and made feint of stealing fruit from the vender. He 
kept behind the vender but in front of the policeman who 
became interested in Johnny's movements and was even 
thinking that he might have business with the youngster 
soon. He was unaware of Jimmy 's business with him. 

Jimmy did his work adroitly. He succeeded in fasten- 
ing the fireworks to the policeman's coat tail and liemtinff 
them with the fire-end of his cigarette. His business with 
the policeman thus being ended, he left suddenly and 

The policeman soon became the center of attraction. 
Everyone seemed to be interested in him, and indeed he 
seemed to be very much interested in himself. esDeciallv 
the back-part of himself. The way he turned around re- 
minded one of a kitten, or rather an old cat. chasing its tail. 

While performing these calisthenics he was also unbut- 
toning his coat, Just as this task was completed, he saw 
Jimmy going around a corner and he was instantly seized 
with an inspiration to pursue him. Without taking time to 
pull off his coat he obeyed the inspiration. 

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As he went his coat tail extended behind him. while 
the firecrackers gave a lively, lurid character to his motion. 
At this stage, he might have been taken for a comet, if 
speed and firey tails were the only attributes of those 
heavenly bodies. 

He gained rapidly on Jimmy who turned into an alley, 
dropped his hat, and in his haste apparently forgot to pick 
it up. The policeman thinking that he might discover the 
boy's name by an initial in his hat, stooped to get it iust 
as a large firecracker inside, exploded and tore the hat into 
pieces. He was thus disappointed, perhaps more than dis- 
appointed. At any rate he put his fingers to his mouth 
and continued his chase. 

He was just extending his disengaged hand to seize the 
miscreant, when by some trick so well known to boys, the pur- 
sued turned into a side street and was soon lost to sight ; 
while the pursuer not being able to turn or stop, went on and 
lodged against a telegraph pole. 

The policeman was so long in getting away from his 
new acquaintance, that he deemed it useless to pursue the 
boy farther ; so he returned to his post and was soon 
chuckling over the ingenuity of the American youth. 

-C. A. Parrack 

Faculty Judges. 

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Twentieth Century Definitions 

Affinity. Complimentary term for .your husband or 
your wife. Sometimes a synonym for "Your Finish." 

Alcohol. A liquid good for preserving almost everything 
except secrets. 

Angel. A heavenly ineligible with wings and a harp : 
or an earthly eligible, with money and a heart. 

Augur. One who bored the ancients with prophecies. 

Bachelor. An unattached man which any lady may 
stick to, or get stuck on. 

Bicycle-Skirt. An abbreviated garment that makes 
women look shorter and men longer. 

Bigamy. A form of insanity in which a man insists on 
paying three board bills instead oL' two. 

Birthday. Anniversary of one's birth. Observed only 
by men and children. 

Blue. The only color we can feel . 

Cemetery. The only place where princes and paupers, 
porters and presidents are finally on the dead level. 
Conscience. The fear of being found out. 
Deadbeat. One who makes a living by sponging' it. 

Dimple. A ripple in the gentle whirlpool of a prettv 
woman's smile. 

Dust. Mud with the juice squeezed out. 

Egg. A wholesome, yet fowl product, of no use until 

Engagement . In war, a battle. In love, the salubrious 
calm that precedes the real hostilities. 

Epitaph. A statement that usually lies above about the 
one who lies beneath. 

Face. A fertile, open expanse, lying midway between 
collar button and scalp, and full of cheek, chin and chatter. 

Firmness. That admirable quality in ourselves that is 
detestable stubbornness in others. 

Flattery. Cologne water, to be smelled of but not swal- 

Flue. An escape for hot air. 

Fluency. The art of releasing hot air. 

Gossip. An exercise of the windpipe from which every 
victim gets a blow. 

Gymnasium. A silent ward for nervous faculty mem- 

Hair Dresser. A linguist whose position in life enables 
him to do his head work with his hands. 

Heart. A bloody organ kept in a trunk, played by beats, 
and enjoyed only after it is lost or given away. 
Horn. A sharp point. 

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Hornet. Still sharper. 

Hotel. A place where a guest often gives up good dol- 
lars for poor quarters. 

Humor. An outbreak, either of skin or brain, frequently 
branded as rash. 

Island. A place where the bottom of the sea sticks un 
thru the water. 

Intuition. A fictitious quality in females — really Sus- 

Joint. Either a low limb from the butcher, or a low- 
quarter in town. In either case the lower the tougher. 

Keyhole. A frequent test for sobriety. 

Kid. Either a boxing-glove, or a first bora. .In either 
case hard to handle until well tanned. 

Lobster. The edible lobster is found off the New Eng- 
land coast. The two legged specimen is found everywhere. 
All kinds are green, but when roasted turn a bright red. 

Love. A man's insane desire to become a woman's meal 
ticket for life. 

Manicure. The only woman who can beat a carpenter 
at soaking nails. 

Miracle. A woman who won't talk. 

Mouse. A frequent cause for a rise in cotton. 

Neck. A close connection between the chin and chest. 
devoted to the rubber industry. 

Nurse. One who keeps setting up the drinks after you're 
all in. 

Pole-Gat. A small animal to be killed with a pole — 
the longer the pole the better. 

Sailor. A man who makes his living on water but 
never touches it on shore. 

Sculptor. A poor unfortunate who makes faces and 

Snore. An unfavorable report from head — quarters. 

Tennis. A game in which the participants enjoy a 
racket on the side and raise the duce over a net, while the 
volleys drive them from set to set, and love scores as often 
as it's mentioned. 

Prof. Sheets questioning a Freshman who was examining 
a frog under a microscope — "Do you find anything interest- 

Freshman — "Yes, here's a frog without any wool on it.'' 

Mrs. Reed — "Where have you been?" 

Lola Freeman — "I have only been taking Mable Vance's 


Prof. Stooksberry — "Who wrote the Messias?" 
Clarence Lee — ' ' Stopclock. ' ' 

Prof. Rogers — "Two elements combining usually pro- 
duce an ide, as carbide, oxide, et cetera. Mr. Musgrove 
you may give an example." 

Grover Musgrove — "Well, two eyes going together make 

Mr. Woodley — "What right have you to absorb so much 
of Miss Reese's time?" 

Glenn Toothman — "The pursuit of happiness." 

Prof. Mercer — "If you had five times as much money 
as you have how much would you then have ? ' ' 

Porter Wamsley — "Just as much as I now have." 

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Miss Pritchard — "When Ivan the Terrible died, soldiers 
were placed around his tomb to guard it. ' ' 

Grace Van Horn — "Are they still there?" 

Prof. Rogers in Phys-Geog. — " What happens just before 

Ruth Story — "The roosters crow." 

Freshman No. 1 — "The boy stood on the burning deck." 
Freshman No. 2^-" Did you expect him to sit down?" 

Prof. Beer — "What part did Richard play in the Bat- 
tle of Hastings?" 

Sleepy Student — "Er-r, quarterback." 

Prof. Beer — "What causes icebergs?" 
Dezzie Lawson — "Cold weather." 

Why is Marie always so happy ? 
She is a sun Boehm. 

Why is Beer liked so well? 
On account of our appetites. 

Why is C. B. always smiling? 

He keeps on the Lee-ward side of trouble. 

Why doesn 't ' ' Irish ' ' stop saying ' ' I sez ' ' ? 

"My mother calls me Arthur, father calls me Herbert, 
Mr. Woodley calls me A. H., but Blanche calls me Red." 

Miss Cassady — "Mr. Garman, you must learn to use 
your lips. A young man of your appearance should know 
how to do this." 

Mr. Davis—' ' What is a habit ? ' ' 

Mr. McKinley — "My daily visit to the Dormitory." 

Miss Miller— "Mr. Romine's favorite song is Juanita. 
My favorite Shakespearian play is Romeo and Juliet. ' ' 

Mr. Garman — "Queen, what do I need to make my life 
more worth while?" 

Mr. Queen — ' ' Grace. ' ' 

There are three sisters in school 

Who follow the "golden rule". 

Not on her happiness bent 

Each comforts her friends through Lent. 

Pretty, witty and merry 

They resemble a fairy, 

Each keeps twelve boys in a whirl 

Their names are Ocea, Frank, and Pearl. 


And what is so rare as Commencement in June? 
Then, if ever, come good bye days ; 
Then Normal tries the Senior if he be in tune, 
And over him softly her speaker prays. 

Freshmen are born beaus, 

Juniors achieve beaus, and 

Seniors have beaus thrust upon them. 

No Methods, no diploma ; 

No Hall girls, no cosy corner ; 

No H. R., no Owl. 

Train up a Freshman in the way he should go ; and 
when he is a Senior, he will not depart from it. 

Blessed is the student that whispereth not in Methods, 
nor flunketh in Geometry, nor rideth a pony in Latin; for 
of such are Columbia, Hotel de Mercer, and Harvard. 

Green Freshmen are tamed and subdued by E's; but 
silly Juniors wax greater. 

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Seniors, that would follow me. 
Love Boston, she alone is free, 
She can teach you how to lime 
Whiter than the snowy time. 

We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the 
cause and keep up the needs of the Normal. 

No Normal student ever graduates, who has not been 
chastened by Mrs. Morrow's love, strengthened by her cour- 
age, and guided by her wisdom. 

Lives of students oft' remind us 
We can make our lives sublime. 
And by asking silly questions 
Take up all the teacher's time. 

Henrietta. Horner and Harry Hart have honestly haunt- 
ed the halls hourly, heartily hoping honey heals, hysterical 

All students desire to loaf much, but none would flunk. 

"Jolly" Rogers bought a "bike". 
And went sailing down the pike. 
Observers widly oped their eyes 
To gaze in wonder and surprise 
At "Jolly's" speedy hike. 

There's a popular student named Fetty, 

Who has long wished a wifey dear, yet he 

Has never proposed 

For nobody knows 

How he dreads the old shoes and confetti. 


On Coal Run's stormy bank I stand 

And cast a Hazel eye 

To Harrison's fair and happy land. 

Where my possessions lie. 

Tho' Prexy's voice doth call me back 
I '11 fearless launch away. 
For there my Hazel reigns supreme 
And here I can not stav. 


Last Tuesday Mr. Mercer was given by one of the 
Freshmen the most complicated problems that he had ever 
encountered. He first thought that it could be solved by 
arithmetic, so he multiplied it by itself; then reduced it 
to its lowest terms and extracted the cube root ; then putting 
it in form of a fraction he subtracted the minuend and put 
the remainder into brackets ; but this did not give the ans- 
wer. He now tried Algebra. He let 4 (x plus y) equal and 
placing the equation into parentheses found the unknown 
quantity. The fractional exponent of the quadratic equa- 
tion was simplified by the binomial surd and the rational- 
izing factor was given the radical procedure. After the 
clearing of fractions and transposing of unknowns, to the 
left hand member, he fo\md that "x" equaled the least com- 
mon multiple of the highest common denominator. 

Finding that the square of the first was not the cube 
of the second, he began to solve the slippery problem by 
Geometry. He first drew the diagonal of a concave square; 
bisecting this diagonal by an equilateral triangle, he found 
the circumference of a circle. Dividing the radius into 

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mean and extreme ratio, he discovered the length of the 
adjacent angles to be eqnal to the frustum of a cone ; upon 
which he drew a tangent intersecting the slant height. 

By this time Mr. Mercer was growing very red in the 
face and while in this state of almost supernatural agony 
a young girl stepped into the room and asked what problem 
was causing him so many tears. Mr. Mercer, removing his 
glasses and balancing them on his finger, told the young lady 
that he had worked on the problem three days. That he had 
used Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry but he absolutely 
could not discover how to take the pucker out of the per- 

Miss Pritchard — "Name an important event in the 
Huguenot Wars." 

Clarence Atha — "The Masquerade of Vassy. " (He 
meant massacre). 

Prof. Rogers — "If the diamond is decomposed you get 
carbon dioxide." 

Cline Koon, excitedly — ' ' Is that equation reversible ? ' ' 

Christine Chenoweth in anguish — "Have you no heart?" 
Grady Morgan — "Sure I have. Haven't you seen her!" 

Miss Wolf— "What are 'kidlets'?" 

Fred Garman — "Seniors who sit in baby chairs, roll 
on the floor, and draw themselves into knots for the kidle- 
teer to untangle." 

Miss Casseday— "AVhere is your diaphragm?" 

Glen Toothman — "L forgot to bring it this morning." 

Miss Casseday — "What was our lesson yesterday?" 
Sarah Shelby — "Little, mean and great distresses." 

Mr. Woodley — "Can any girl give me the name of a 
good man?" 

Erma Farnsworth — "Carl Hayhurst. " 

Why do Dorm girls love Grace when Guy is near? 

Why doesn't Glenn Toothman talk when he has an oppor- 
tunity ? 


Why does Queen write notes to Miss Bruffey in English 


Why does Mr. Stooksberry buy "ponies"? 

Why don't you walk into "my office"? 

Why do you hurry from Chapel f 

Miss Ice before the reception — "AVhat do you expect 
to have?" 

Miss Bigelow — "A Cherry Sundae." 
Mr. Beer— "A Blue Monday." 

tor ? : 

Mr. Sheets — "Who has patented the best cream separa- 

Susan Cunningham — "De La Salle." 

Miss Bigelow — ' ' AVhat is the ' child 's aim * in this lesson ? ' ' 
Isis Hutton — "To get a drink of water." 

Mr. Woodley in Physics — "Are you a force?" 
Reid Morrow — "Yes, a little one." 

New Girl— "What is a 'feast'?" 

Old Girl — "Olives in your chum's room at midnight." 

Dale Curry — "AVhat do you expect to do this summer?" 
Floris. AIcKinley — "Visit Alorgantown. ' ' 

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Supt. — "What would be the first thing that you would 
do upon entering the schoolroom?" 

Lou Schaffer — "Wash the blackboard." 

Jesse Jamison-suddenly — "May I kiss you?" 

Josephine Graham-coy ly — ' ' Yes. ' ' 

J. J. confusedly — "I — I didn't mean it." 

Blanche Henry — "Who is the greatest living man?" 
"Joe" Cavendar — "The Young Lawyer From Boston." 

Visitor — "Why are you taking Methods." 

Sallie Evans — "Because Frank MeMurry wrote 'How 

to Study'." 

Prof. Beer — "May I tell you where the mail box is?" 
"Bed" Toothman — "No, I know where a male was box- 

Miss Bigelow — "Who formulated the principle of in- 
duction ? ' ' 

Lena Parks — "John Fiske or Butler. Well, then it was 

Prof. Rodgers — "What is a musical sound?" 
Ocea Wilson — "A noise made by blowing on a moving 
disk with holes at regular intervals." 

Prof. Mercer — "How do you find the altitude of a tri- 
angle ? ' ' 

Floris McKinley — "Draw a line from the vertex to the 
parallel side." 

Freshman — "What is the Mound?" 

Junior — "It is the hump of the Senior Class's last ex- 
perience in the Fairmont Normal School. ' ' 

Mr. Mercer — "How do you bisect a right angle?" 
Wayne Felty — "Extract the square root." 

"Proverbial Expressions" from Shakespeare. 

Fine feathers make fine feather beds-. 

A stitch in time saves embarrassing exposure. 

People who live in glass houses should dress in the dark. 

A word to the wise is useless. 

As ye sew, so shall ye rip. 

Aim at a chorus-girl and you may hit a star. 

Lies have no legs — That's why we all have to stand 
for them. 

Faint heart never won fair lady — but a full purse can 
always pull the trick. 

A miss is as good as her smile. 

Brevity is the soul of wit and the sole charm of a 
bicycle skirt. 

Soap long deferred, maketh the dirt stick. 

Two heads are better than one — particularly on a bar- 
rel of money. 


Wanted — A man. — Iva Larew. 

Wanted — Some one to brush my coat. — Arthur Garrett. 

Wanted — The girls to observe my hair. — John Ayers. 

Lost — My Hart— Grady Morgan. 

Lost — -All my interest in everything but Howard. — Mar- 
garet Trunick. 

Wanted — Vocal lessons. — "Ching" and Grady. 

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Wanted — A lodge room. -^- F. N. P. B. 

Wanted — A waterproof hat. — Mary Wigginton. 

To Let — My popularity with the boys. — Georgia Bruffey. 

To Let— 87 kidlets.— Miss Bigelow. 

Wanted — A boy to raise; Glenn Russell preferred. — 
Eva Dodge. 

Wanted — An office on third floor. — Miss Stalnaker. 

Wanted — A sweetheart, anybody will do. — Fred Gar- 

Wanted — A grade in English Literature. — Floris Mc- 

For Sale — One thousand gross lesson plans, on time if 
desired. — Senior Class. 

For Sale — My hobby. — Miss Ice. 

Wanted — A square circle. — Mr. Mercer. 

Wanted — A cure for a faint heart. — Grover Muserrove. 

Received — The approval of the ' ' Young Lawyer from 
Boston. ' ' — Miss Bigelow. 

Wanted — My old love, Ransell. — Juanita Miller. 

Wanted — To know how to keep a beau if I get one. — 
Lenore Bender. 

For Sale — Love and Lovers' Guide, by myself. — C. L. 

For Sale — The home of the Seniors. — Luna Biglow. 

Wanted — Miss Ridgley to paint a rabbit on my head 
so it will look like a hare. — H. F. Rogers. 

Wanted — Information concerning all newly varnished 
chairs on my lady friend's piazzas. — Clem Shriver. 

Wanted — To know Genevieve Brake's mind. — Howard 

Lost — Dale Curry. — Dormitory. 

Lost — Part of my religion. — Fred Garman. 

Prof. Davis — -"What is the most nervous thing you know 
of next to a girl?" 

Sarah Shelby — "Lynn Hastings, next to a girl." 

Mary Wigginton — "Mrs. Reed, may I nail my rugs 
down ? ' ' 

Mrs. Reed — "Yes, if you'll be absolutely quiet." 

First Dormitory Girl — -"Lend me a quarter." 
Second Dormitory Girl — "I was going to ask you for 

First D. G. — "I wonder who has a half dollar?" 

Prof. Beer— "When did Rome fall?" 

Neva Kramer — "In the year of our Lord, C. 0. D." 

Senior suffering with toothache — "Did you ever take 
vitalized air?" 

Freshman — "No, who teaches that?" 

Miss Pritchard — "Have you Goethe to report on?" 

Hazel Black— "Yes." 

Miss P.— "Have you Herder?" 

Hazel B. — "Heard her? I thought Goethe was a man." 

Charles Stockdale — ' ' I 'm trying to get a head. ' ' 
Prof. Beer — "You need one." 

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Mr. Eogers in Physics — "Describe the action of this 
weightless cord and frictionless pulley." 

Miss Shelby during Bible study — "Do you think that the 
whale swallowed Jonah ? ' ' 

Miss Bartlette — "No, at least not since I knew him." 

/'Charlie Bartlette at 11:30 P. M.— "Hello, Lucy, I got 
home all right." 

Hazel Black — "Did you see Miss Heinzman tying a red 
neck-tie on her (w) Rist?" 

"Inchabod" Conaway, whispering across aisle in Latin 
class — "I'm just bluffing on this translation." 

Reid Morrow — "You're certainly doing a bum job." 

Mr. Mercer — "Please do not mention my dyspeptic ail- 
ment when speaking of me to Miss Wolfe." 

New student in office — "Is this the place where the 
teachers told me to come to be pacified 1 ?'/ 

Miss Ridgely as Glenn Toothman approached attired in a 
blue coat, green shirt, biwvn trousers, gray cap, white collar, 
red tie, lavender hose, and tan shoes — "There's a man who 
looks well in anything." 

Nelle Arnett — "Prof. Beer, do you kill a sheep to get its 
wool ? ' ' 

Carl Hayhurst to his minister — "Is it sinful to hold 

Mrs. Morrow — "In Germany the people obey the laws 
and do not expectorate on car floors but in America they do 
not and you can scarcely find a place to sit down. ' ' 

Pres. AVoodley in English X — "Every face that I see be- 
fore me is beautiful — compared to some faces that I have 

Edna Wright — "This Methods makes me sick. I've been 
'doctoring' ever since I started to take it." 

Miss Ridgely — "Now there's Mr. Mercer's room. I don't 
suppose the sun ever shines in it. ' ' 

Prof. Rogers searching on his head — ' ' I shall now extract 
nitrogen from hair. I guess I can't find any. Will one of 
the girls lend me her 'rat'?" 

Senior — "Are you waiting for enrollment?" 
Freshman — ' ' I dunno, where does he teach ? ' ' 

Old student — ' ' Is your brother a Freshman ? ' ' 
New student — ' ' No, he 's a sveamore. 


Some people read limericks for pleasure, 
Others say, 'tis a very good measure, 
To judge the wide whirls 
Of our dear boys and girls ; 
And there get the cream of the treasure. 

Secrets will ne'er be told here, 

For the hearts of these mentioned are dear, 

If you wish to find out 

Take some other route. 
For this one will bring you no cheer. 

In school there's a fellow named Mac, 
Who wears loud clothes on his back, 

Among ladies, oh my ! 

He 's not a bit shy ; 
You'd think that he owned the whole track. 

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Little Jolly sure is a dandy 

And says things now are quite handy. 

If one of the name 

Is as good as the same : 
We'll grant it, and buy him the candy. 

There's a girl in our school we call Miller, 
And some think that she's a man-killer, 

Romine shook his head 

And said, "I will wed 
The one whom you take for a chiller." 

Beware of a girl they call Nell, 
For if you fall under her spell. 

She'll lead you around. 

'Til a new beau is found, 
And then say, fine fellow, farewell. 

I know a youngster named Lynn, 
Whom Miss Shelby sure loves to chin ; 

His smiles are so broad 

And his cute little nod, 
To shake him it would be a sin. 

There is a girl they call Mattie, 
She's large but not a real fatty; 

The effect of her smile 

Worked on Hart a while ; 
And people declared he was batty. 

If you're looking for one who is plucky 
I refer you to Willie E. Buckey. 

Almost every day 

Ada's going his way. 
We count this young chap mighty lucky. 

Little Doc better known as Morrow, 

Some day will have a great sorrow, 
When his young tender heart, 
Is pierced with a dart, 

And he finds that it's not cupid's arrow. 

For basket ball noted is Lizzie, 

To guard her one has to keep busy; 

She's as quick as a wink, 

And before you can think, 
Her swiftness will make you quite dizzy. 

A lazy long Senior named Red, 
One morning, at nine, while abed. 
Was heard to exclaim 
In his dreams the sweet name, 

Of Blanchie — the girl he 's to wed. 

There is a fellow named Curry, 
Who each evening gets in a hurry ; 

Puts on his good clothes 

And to the Dorm goes. 
To see his dear Susan be-gorry. 

Neva's the name of a Kramer, 
And it 's not my intention to blame her ; 
But if she were wise 
She'd turn her bright eyes, 
Toward the one who is ready to claim her. 

If the moon were made of green cheese. 
And Mac proposed on his knees, 

How long would it take 

His sad heart to break. 
If Cora ignored his — Ah please? 

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Don't keep quiet. 

Don't come to your meals. 

Don't turn your lights off at eleven o'clock. 

Don't "get on the good" side of the preceptress. 

Don't let your friend leave before ten o'clock. 

Don't stop dancing if the preceptress catches you. 

Don't take any advice. 

Don't fail to secure a "cosy corner". 

Don't study in "study hall". 

Don't forget the Dean. 

Don't answer the telephone on the first day of April. 

Don't "sign up". 

Don't talk out the windows. 

Don't tell if the clock stops. 

Don't lend your "friend". 

Don't come straight home from a show, linger h) a res- 
taurant for an hour or two. 

Don't stay in your own room. 
Don 't have your feasts before ten o 'clock. 
Don't make love to the guardian angel of the Dormitory. 
Don't get "skeered". 

Don't go home from society across the "girl escape." 
Don't forget that "Red" and Mack" will come at 5:59. 
Don't forget the good times or remember the "squelch- 
ings. " 

Miss Pritchard — "What is meant by the Emerald Isle?" 
Jeff. Musgove — "An island where green grass grows." 

Mr. Sheets— "Which is the best kind of cattle?" 
Isis Hutton — ■ ' ' Leghorn. ' ' 

Lou Shaffer at Senior meeting — ' ' Mr. Lee is the only Ac- 
ademic student present." 

Mr. Queen — "Yes, see how well he looks, too." 

Freshman — "What is the Dorm?" 

Sophomore — "The place where Dale Curry, Floris Mc- 
Kinley, and 'Red' Toothman stay." 

Lemley — "Why are you so sad, Charlie?" 
Stockdale — "I don't know which girl is mine." 

Mr. Davis — "Mr. Toothman, what is an ideal?" 
Mr. Toothman — "My opinion of Blanche." 

Miss Ridgely — "Which is the most beautiful park in the 

Mr. Kennedy— "Lena." 

Mr. A. at a basket ball game — "Why don't you cheer?" 
Miss B. — "I was watching that pretty young man wave 
his arms in front of those boys." 

Miss Hays — "Which pear do you prefer?" 
Miss Boggs— ' ' A Bartlette. ' ' 

Freshman after the Pearson lecture — "What is the mat- 
ter with that boat? It has been there with that bright light 
since seven o'clock?" 

Senior — "My friend that boat you see is the pump sta- 

Mr. M. to the President after being told to lessen the num- 
ber of his daily visits to a young Dormitory lady — ' ' I tell you. 

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sir, that if the need arises I will go to the Court House and 
get a piece of paper and then I'll go to see her whenever I 


"Beauty is the sweet and appreciative attitude of a Corn- 
ley lady in a mood peculiarly attractive to Mack himself." — 

While searching for literary treasures Prof. Stooksberry 
excavated the following Latin verbs from near the side en- 
trance of the Normal : Meeto, smilere, smashi, lovem, kiddo, 
kiddere, kissi, kissem, flunko, flunkere, faculty, firem. 

Miss Hays sent Miss Luna Bigelow a card from Weston — 
a very appropriate place from which to send "loony" news. 

Miss Woodford had a suitcase full of apples. Miss Wig- 
ginton had a photograph of Mr. Gaskins which Nelle rented 
at the rate of one apple per five minutes. Nelle ordered more 
and more apples and retained the picture until the apple 
season was over. Nelle greatly regrets that Mary does not 
like dried apples. 


To flunk or not to flunk, that is the question. — 
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind, to suffer 
The stings and slurs of our more fortunate companions ; 
Or take a test upon a host of subjects, 

And, by passing, end them ? — To fail, — to flunk, — 

No grade ; — and by a flunk, to say we end 

The heartaches, and the thousand difficulties 

That the student is heir to, — 'tis a consummation 

Devoutly to be wished. To fail, — to flunk, — 

To flunk ; — perchance suspended ; — ay, there 's the rub ; 

For in that period of suspension what thoughts may come, 

When we have shuffled off the student's garb, 

Must give us pause : there 's the thing, 

That makes punishment of so long life. 

For who would not join in social, athletic, and divers other 

stunts of school life, 
The football practice, the beloved gym. work, 
The ' ' Dormitory science ' ' course, the class team games, 
The Literary assignments, the Glee club, 
And sundry other necessary duties that student life demands, 
When he himself might a passing grade make 
By a little artful bluffing? Who would these inducements 

To labor and sweat over a hateful task? 
But that the dread of flunking after test 
— That humiliation, from whose effects 
No idler hope retrieves — puzzles the will ; 
And makes us rather slide through our classes, 
Than prepare our lessons as we should. 
Thus school life does make schemers of us all ; 
And thus the native element of determination 
Is weakened by the allurements of our environments ; 
And plans of great achievement, by these "subtractive forces". 
Their courses lead astray, 

And lose the name of action. — Soft you, now ! 
The graduation day. — Friends, in thy remarks 
Be only our virtues remembered. 


One Hundred and Seventy-three 

How would you like to see : 

Byer Ward Keller, 
Hayhurst Reed Farnsworth, 
Lawson Rohr Parks, 
Bock Carpenter Carter, 
Gwynn Bender Smith, 
Coon Shinn Kline, 
Priekett Hale Henry, 
Fetty Hall Barry, 
Comley Kidd McKinley, 
Buekey Garner Talkiugton, 
Bigelow Mercer Beer, 

Elliott Bell Garrett, 
Heinzeman Black Rist, 
Hays Brake Stockdale. 
Hutton Ford Brooks, 
Manley Queen Conoway. 
Toothman Holt Rees, 
Dotts White Mason, 
Ridgely Ice Rogers, 
Morrow Curry Lee, 
Romine Lynch Miller, 

Hart Dodge Bentle? 

One Hundred and Seventy-four 






A. M., President 


- W. Va. 

Four Terms — Fall Term (September 

3) Winter (January) Spring 

(March) and Summer (June) 

Tuition — There is none. An incid< 

sntal fee of $3.00 per term is charged 

Library — Large and full of good th 


Laboratories — Few equal to them in the State 

Faculty — College men and women 

who know their business 


Greatest Teachers Training 


School in Northern West Virginia 



112 Main Street 


Duplicates of any photo in this book can be had at 
any time at the studio. 

Many thanks for liberal patronage. 






The Fairmont 8 Clarksburg Traction Company 

A Modern Equipped System Operating Efficient and Reliable Schedules 
on City and Inter Urban Lines V ♦*♦ [V 

Unexcelled Freight Service to All Points on the System 


Question of Lights and Power for Domestic and Industrial Purposes Solved by the 

Lighting Departm ent at Fairmont 

Offers Cheap and Reliable Current for all Uses. Is so Steady and Consistent that many Fairmont 
Manufacturers have installed Individual Motors and have discarded large engines. 



Inquiries and Consultations JAMES O. WATSON, 

are Invited General Manager, Fairmont, W. Va. 



!ak*rg mb 

Opposite Home Savings Bank 



linn ®nn 


Fairmont, W. VA. 

Arrant SUatanrant 

Main St., Fairmont, W. Ya. 


MEALS SERVED DAY and NIGHT Home Made Pies A Specialty 


Dealer in 

Furniture, Floor Coverings, Awnings, Curtains, Etc. 


It Your Grocer Does Not Keep 


ADVISE US. We Will Tell You Who Does 


DR. J. 0. McNEELY 

312 Main Street FAIRMONT, W. VA. 

The London Woolen Mills 

d»1C ALL SUITS (£00 




226 Madison St. Main St. 

"A Department iStoteV 




The name HARTLEY'S has been associated with Good Merchandise for over 
THIRTY YEARS, The store is bigger, better and more popular than ever* Should 
you chance to pay Fairmont a visit come and see the store. "Nothing old fashioned about 
it but the welcome." 


Complete Outfitters to 

Men, Women, Boys and Girls. 

Housefurnishings, China, Glassware. 

Floor Coverings, Draperies, Beds and Bedding. 






GEORGES CREEK BIG VEIN „.,..,„ „ , „ ; „ , , 

CTTMRFRT AND COAT Mined in the Georges Creek Region, Maryland 

SOMERSET COAL Mined in Somerset Region, Pa. 
FAIRMONT COAL Mined in Fairmont Region, W. Va. 

MILLERS CREEK BLOCK COAL Mined on Millers Creek, Big Sandy River, Kentucky 

GEO. T. WATSON, Vice President, FAIRMONT, W. VA. 



Boston New York Washington Cleveland Philadelphia New Haven 

Baltimore Cincinnati Detroit Portsmouth, N. H. Louisville 

Northwestern and Chicago Agents, NORTH WESTERN FUEL CO. Foreign Representatives, SANDERS & CO., LONDON. 







Keep acquainted with the Fore- 
most and Up-to-the-Mmute 
Clothing Store of 
Fairmont, W. Va. 


For Better Clothes 







Men's and Young Men's Clothing, 
Hats, Shoes, Furnishings, 
Trunks, Suit Cases, Valises, Etc 


King Quality and W. L. Douglas Shoes 
For Men. Stag Trousers. 


The Principles of 
Our Underselling System 

Strongly Impress its Importance to the 
Discriminating Student of Economy. 


Ladies' and Misses' Suits, Skirts, 
Waists, Shoes, Millinery, 
Dry Goods, Etc. 


Dolly Madison and W. L. Douglas Shoes 
For Ladies. W. B. Corsets. 









] ®lj£ JnuebrB 






Cor. Monroe and Main Sts. 


Stt team, 3its 
nnb (Ean&tra 



The Old Reliable at 330 Main St. 

OUR MOTTO: Parity and Quality 

A. G. Martin Co 


131 yiain Street, Fairmont, W. Va. 


The new and nobby things in Jewelry, we want 
to impress upon your mind to come here. We 
always keep abreast with the times. Our repairing 
and optical departments are in charge of skilled 
men, together with the latest instruments the market 
affords. Our prices are no higher than elsewhere. 

A. B. SCOTT & CO. 


(J[tj£ Rational ^Sank of jfairmnnt 

iFatrmottt Ws&t Btrgwia 

Capital, $200,000 
Surplus and Undivided Profits, $300,000 


J. E. WATSON, President 
JACOB S. HAYDEN, Vice Present 
WALTON MILLER, Vice President 
GLENN F. BARNS, Cashier 
JOHN O. MORGAN, A»'i Cashier 












Tf THIS BANK is equipped to transact a general 
banking business, and welcomes accounts of firms, 
corporations and individuals, to wbom it assures 
courteous treatment and every facility consistent 
with prudent and conservative metbods of banking. 


®lj? Shafting QUntljtn* 
Ijatfrr att& iFurnta^r 


W. \f\. 


Successor to R. S. Gwynn 

Fresh and Salt Meats 

Groceries and 
Country Produce 

Both Phones 

403 Walnut Ave. 

Fairmont, W. Va. 


G. M. Jacobs, President W. S. Hammond, Vice President 
J. M. BROWNF1ELD, Cashier 

Snyber *Bxos. 

Distributors of High Grade 

Fresh and Cured Meats, Fish, Oysters, 
and Game in Season 

End of South Side Bridge Both Phones 
Fairmont Avenue, FAIRMONT, W. VA. 

®fje JfeopteB National 
lattk nf Stemmtf 

Capital, - - - $150,000.00 



The Leading Hardware Store 



A Full Line of Granite, Nickel and Tinware 


Headquarters for 



Also a Full Line or Luncheon Cheese, Pickles and 



The Jacobs-Hutchmson 
Hardware Co. 


Hardware, Paints, Doors and Windows 

t]J Rope, Belting, Sewer Pipe, Alpha Cement, 
Asbestos Sad Irons, Pipe, Canvas Gloves, 
Hammocks, Croquet Sets, Reach s Base Ball 
Supplies, American Woven Wire Fence, Car- 
bide Lamps, Carbide, Jewel Gas Ranges, Japa- 
lac, Liquid Veneer, Anchor Lead. 

t| Quick Shipments, Quicker Deliveries. Right 
Prices. Call us on either phone, or drop us a 
line when we can be of service to you. 

Parker s Steam Cleaning and 
Dye Works 

Cleaning, Dyeing, Pressing and Repairing. 
Hats Cleaned and Blocked. 
French Dry Cleaning a Specialty. 
Monthly Rates. 


Corner Mam and Barney St. Fairmont, W. Va. 

Jacobs - Hutchinson Hardware Co. 

Bell Phone 118 Consolidation Phone 202 


Stouts €>lj0e &tan 

Fine Shoes, Oxfords and Ties for Men, Women and 

Children in all Leathers and Latest 

Style Lasts. 


We can satisfy the most critical and exacting wearers of 


g>tautB 8>1]0? £>tat? 

Corner Fairmont Avenue and First Street 



High Class Vaudeville, Moving Pictures and Illustrated 
Songs---One Hour of Pleasure for 10c. 

Come and Have a Good Hearty Laugh. 
Matinee 2:30 for Ladies and Children. 
Evening 7:00 to 10:00. 



The Williams & Davisson Company 

Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Wholesale Dealers in Hardware 

1^* S£7* t&* 

General Hardware and Builders' Supplies 


luag !e? itestaitrmtt 

123 Main Street Fairmont, W. Va. 

European plan, for ladies and gentlemen. 
The place where the students eat. 
Quick service by polite and attentive waiters. 
The place where you can get what you want. 


Upen Day and INignt. French drip coffee. 



Jejpelrymen and Steel Engravers 

314 Madison Avenue 

Jewelry Specialties, School Class and "Frat 
Fobs, Rings, Etc. 

Engraved Specialties, Commencement Invitations and Programs, 
Dance Orders, Menus, Etc. 

South Side Pharmacy Co. 
Sty? ffresmptifltt £>tnvt 

Bell Phone 12 J Consolidated Phone 303 


Headquarters for F. S. N. S. Supplies 

T^HERE is nothing truer in life than, that a 
lady or gentleman s worth is estimated by 
his or her walk, and that there is nothing that 
is so demoralizing to the walk as a slovenly 
ana ill ntted shoe, so if you want to have a 
high value placed on you, get a well ntted up- 
to-date shoe at 


Smith's Shoe Store 


Beam & McCloskey 

Drugs, Stationery, 
School Supplies, 
Periodicals, Candy, 
Cigars, Soda, 
Ice Cream, Etc. 


Frank A. Lloyd 

Painting and 


For First Class 
Work and 

Both Phones 11 

Earnest Sherwood 

The Main St. 


Eight Chairs 

No Waiting 

Opposite New Watson Building 

Dealer in Wall Paper 
and Paints 



Prices Reasonable 

Fairmont Dairy Co. 


MILK and 

You don't need to tell a 

Normal Student after his 

first year for 

Barber Shop 


If you are Pleased, Tell Your 
Friends; If Not, Tell Us 

O. D. Ripley, Prop. 


OFFICE HOURS : Sundays and 
9 : 00 to 12 :00 Evenings, By 
1 : 00 to 5 : 00 Appointment 


Fairmont, W. Va. 

Bell Phone 115-R 306 Madison St. 

Agency for 

Huyler's Candies and 
Rexall Remedies 

Superior Ice Cream and all 

other High Grade 

Dairy Products 


Opposite Court House 


June Wedding Presents 
$ov June Bribes 

Also Presents for the School 

Our Store of Fine Goods is the 
Largest in our City. 

W, A. Fisher, 232 Main Street 

C. W. Evans, President 
L. C. Boice, Sec.-Treas 

S. Ray Holbert, Vice President 
F. R. Clelland, Manager 

Marion Hardware Company 



Builders' Hardware, Mechanics' Tools, Sporting 

Goods and Cutlery, 'Paints, Oils, 

Varnishes, Etc. 



Ittum lusin?s0 (Holing? 

Of Fairmont (Inc.) 

Shorthand and Typewriting 
Bookkeeping, Commercial Branches 

Positions Secured for Graduates 

Office 512 Jacobs Building 

L. C. MINOR, M g r. 

On the Campus 

or on the street, in the office or in the ball 
room "Walk-Over" shoes meet all demands. 

The younger set, as well as the older ones, will find 
footwear suited to their ideas at 

Shurtleff & Weltons 

Beautiful Cut Flowers 



Commencement, Corsage and Bridal Bouquets. 

Blooming Plants, also Palms and Ferns 

For Decorations. 

The H. Weber & Sons Co, 

Main Street FAIRMONT, W. VA. Both Phones 

Glyde S. Molt 

The Largest Dealer in Sporting Goods 
in Fairmont 

Baseball, Basket Ball, Football, 
Lawn Tennis 

And all Kinds of Sporting Supplies that are Made 

Fancy Stationery, School Supplies, Kodaks, 
Jewelry and Novelties 

Of all kinds. If we Haven't Got It, it is not Made 


Date Due 

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